2016-17 Men's Basketball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
 
 
 
2016-17 Men's Basketball Coaches
Darryl Slack
Head Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: West Virginia Tech

Darryl Slack was hired as the head men's basketball coach for Point University on May 6, 2016. 

Prior to coming to Point, Slack most recently spent three seasons at NCAA Division II Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C., first as a top assistant coach and then as an associate head coach. In his second season with the Falcons, Slack helped lead Pfeiffer to its first confernce tournament semifinals appearance in five years as the team finished the 2014-15 season with a 16-12 overall record and an 11-9 mark in conference play. The 16 overall wins was a 10-win improvement from the previous season. Under Slack's guidance the Falcons finished second in NCAA Division II in field goal percentage defense, sixth in blocked shots per game and 15th in rebounds per game. In the 2015-16 season, Slack helped guide Pfeiffer to its second consecutive Conference Carolinas Tournament appearance, finishing with 10 conference wins. 
 
Prior to his time at Pfeiffer, Slack was an assistant coach for NCAA Division I Kennesaw State University for one season and a graduate assistant for two seasons at NCAA Division I Georgia Institute of Technology. Slack's duties at Kennesaw State included the coordination of team community service, travel and film exchange, scouting upcoming opponents and assisting in recruiting and on-court coaching. During his two seasons with Georgia Tech, Slack assisted in the day-to-day operations of the basketball office such as film editing and scout preparation, while also aiding the in-practice and skill workouts. 
 
Slack was a two-time All-Mid South Confernence selection while playing at NAIA Division I West Virginia Tech. He totaled over 1,000 career points with the Golden Bears, and averaged 15 points per game as a senior while shooting 44.3% from the three-point line. Slack earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from West Virginia Tech in 2010 and went on to earn a master's degree in Sports Management from West Virginia University in 2011. 
 
An Atlanta native, Slack played high school basketball at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy alongside eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard. 

 
Marquis Hicks
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Coastal Carolina

Marquis "Keke" Hicks was hired as an assistant coach for the Point University men's basketball team on June 24, 2016. 

Hicks comes to Point with several years of coaching experience and a stellar collegiate and professional playing career. The Atlanta native was most recently an assistant varsity basketball coach and history teacher at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Ga. Prior to his time at Meadowcreek, Hicks spent three seasons on staff with the men's basketball team at NCAA Division I Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). 
 
Before starting at Georgia Tech, Hicks spent 10 years as an AAU program director and coach for 16 and 17 year-olds in Atlanta while also developing his own personal training business named "Kekehicks 24/7". 
 
Hicks began his collegiate playing career at Oklahoma University in 1990 before transferring to Coastal Carolina for his final three years. Hicks was a standout performer at Coastal, finishing his career as the school's third all-time leading scorer. He averaged 18.7 points per game in his first season with Coastal and helped lead the Chanticleer's to an appearance in the 1993 NCAA Tournament, where they faced off against Michigan's famed "Fab Five" in the first round. Hicks was then named Big South First Team All-Conference and Player of the Year Runner Up in both his junior and senior seasons, averaging over 21 points per game each year. 
 
Following his career at Coastal Carolina, Hicks played professionally in Hamburg, Germany from 1995 through 1999. He also spent one season playing in Madrid, Spain and another playing in Ukraine. 
 
Hicks attended high school at Frederick Douglas High School in Atlanta, where he became the school's all-time leading scorer and was a two-time All-State peformer. 
 
In 2014, Hicks graduated from Colorado State University-Global with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Science. 

 
 
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