RALEIGH — N.C. State basketball coach Sidney Lowe said he expects forward J.J. Hickson to be selected between the 10th and 20th picks in the upcoming NBA Draft.
"Initially they said 20 to 30," said Lowe, a former NBA head coach and assistant. "Now I'm hearing 10 to 20. So he certainly has helped himself quite a bit."
Hickson, who led the Pack in scoring and rebounding and was chosen to the ACC's All-Freshman team last season, entered his name into the draft soon after the ACC Tournament in March.
Hickson has had workouts for nine NBA teams and said he has hired Andy Miller of ASM Sports to represent him.
"He's done very well in his workouts," Lowe said.