St. Rita guard Hicks commits to Penn

St. Rita senior guard Tony Hicks has committed to Penn.

Hicks, a 6-foot-2 combo guard, chose Penn over offers from Dayton, George Mason, Loyola, South Florida and Wright State.

“I wanted to go somewhere I was wanted the most,” Hicks said on Monday. “I felt Penn wanted me the most. They called me every day they could. It was just a really good feel. The team are a bunch of cool guys. The coaches had the same type of environment as St. Rita. You can’t get much better than them academically.”

Hicks averaged a team-high 16 points for St. Rita last season.

“I think he’s one of the most underrated players around,” St. Rita coach Gary DeCesare said. “He’s done a very, very good job this summer working on his game. He’s a scoring guard, but he could also play the point.”