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Russell Hicks - C, 7'0, 245
Retired - Retired after 2011 season
       Date of birth: 04/15/1985
       Country: Canada
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
     Out of: Florida International
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

"Ladies and gentleman - Norman Russell Hicks."

"Live hard, play hard."

Ladies and gentleman - Norman Russell Hicks.

4th November, 2009 D-League Drafted 105th overall in the 2009 D-League Draft by Iowa Energy.
7th December, 2009 D-League Waived by Iowa Energy.
June 2010 IBL Signed for the remainder of the season with Edmonton Energy.
24th September, 2010 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
30th September, 2010 NBA Waived by L.A. Lakers.
14th November, 2010 Austria Signed a one year contract with BC Vienna.
10th January, 2011 Austria Left BC Vienna.
10th January, 2011 Austria Signed for the remainder of the season and through 2012 with Furstenfeld.
16th August, 2011 Lithuania Signed a one month tryout with Nevezis.
28th September, 2011 Latvia Signed a one week tryout with Liepaja Lauvas.
When: Where:
2004 - 2006 Pepperdine (NCAA)
2006 - 2009 Florida International (NCAA)
November 2009 - December 2009 Iowa Energy (D-League)
June 2010 - July 2010 Edmonton Energy (IBL)
September 2010 - October 2010 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
November 2010 - January 2011 BC Vienna (Austria)
January 2011 - present Furstenfeld (Austria)
August 2011 - September 2011 Nevezis (Lithuania)
September 2011 - October 2011 Liepaja Lauvas (Latvia)
From blog:

   Anybody Wanna See Second Prize? Second Prize Is A Set Of Steak Knives.....

Even if [Drew] Naymick impresses, he will not win a roster spot, because the Lakers will not spend on unnecessary, replaceable parts. That's simply because of how big their payroll and tax bills are. The same is true of Hicks, a big shotblocking Canadian centre formerly of Pepperdine and Florida International, whose one year professional career thus far has consisted solely of teams called "Energy" (three games for the D-League's Iowa Energy, then a stint in the IBL with Edmonton Energy). Whatever they do, they're not making it.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition

Russell Hicks - After a couple of years at Europe's lower levels, and an inexplicable stint with the Lakers, Hicks's playing career ended, and he now works in sales.

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