SouthtownStar: Q-and-A with Tony Hicks, St. Rita basketball

  Tony Hicks, a senior with St. Rita basketball, is averaging an area-leading 25 points per game. The South Holland resident and graduate of McKinley Junior High is headed to the University of Pennsylvania in the fall.

State title game. You’re in it. What team would you most want to beat for the championship? Why? Simeon. It would be special to knock off the team who everyone says is the so-called best.

Given the chance, what person, dead or alive, would you most like to meet? Why? Michael Jordan. Just to hang around him and soak in his knowledge of the game.

Take you pick: D-Rose or LeBron? D-Rose. He’s from Chicago and he’s gotten better every year. I admire that.

If you could change places with anyone in the world, who would it be? My teammate A.J. Avery. He’s been injured most of last year and all of this year (wrist injury). He’s at all of our games cheering us on, even though he can’t play. I’d like for him to play and me to cheer him on.

What’s in your iPod? A little of everything. Future, Wale, Meek Mill, Biggie Smalls.

You’re on a deserted island. You could have an endless supply of one food. What would it be? Hot wings.

How did you get stuck on laundry detail, which entails you washing and drying all of the team’s practice gear? Coach just wants me to stay after practice to work out and by me having to wash the team’s practice gear, I’m around for an extra 30 minutes or so. It’s not that bad.

Do you get it Downy fresh? Yes.

If you could have your pick, which celebrity would you choose as your prom date? Lauren London.

As told to Pat Disabato