2017-18 Men's Basketball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
Marquis Hicks Image
Marquis Hicks
Assistant Coach
2nd 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 most recently served as 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 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 University of Oklahoma 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 degree in Applied Social Science.


2017-18 Men's Basketball Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Men's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
RSTyquarious Arnold*JRG/F6-4185Opelika, Ala.Beauregard H.S./Marion Military College
RSJomo Hankerson*FRG6-1168Atlanta, Ga.Therrell H.S.
RSMalik Peebles*JRg6-2185Roanoke, N.C.Weldon H.S./Wake Tech C.C.
0Tyonn StuckeyFRG5-10165Columbia, S.C.Redan High School
RSDontrell Whitaker*JRF6-8225Chicago, Ill.DuSable Heights H.S./Cleveland State C.C.
1Hakeem WintersJRF6-4170Cartersville, Ga.Cartersville H.S./Chattahoochee Tech C.C.
2Taboris GriggsJRF6-5195Decatur, Ga.S.W. DeKalb H.S./Shelton State C.C.
3Larry GlassJRF/C6-8200Danville, Va.Mundy's Mill H.S./Enterprise C.C.
4Kobe RobinsonFRG5-8150New Orleans, La.Lusher H.S.
5Chuka OkekeSRF6-4190College Park, Ga.Westlake H.S./Atlanta Metro College
10Demarcus CunninghamSRF/C6-8210Atlanta, Ga.Frederick Douglas H.S./Armstrong State Univ.
11B.J. BrownJRG6-2170Powder Springs, Ga.Hillgrove H.S./Tennessee Temple Univ.
12Jamvis PonderFRF6-5195College Park, Ga.Hixson H.S.
14Joshua TolbertSRG6-1172Auburn, Ga.Auburn H.S./Southwestern Iowa C.C.
15Brent GaitherFRG5-11165Jonesboro, Ga.Morrow H.S./Middle Georgia Prep
22Chris TylerSRG6-1170Bowral, AustraliaUniversity of Wisconsin-Superior
23Lawrence CastorJRF/C6-7210Powder Springs, Ga.McEachern H.S./Cleveland State C.C.
32Jordan BatesSOF/C6-7200Orlando, Fla.Lane Brantley H.S./South Georgia Tech C.C.
33Jay Shorts, Jr.SRG-F6-4220Union Grove, Ga.Union Grove H.S./Chattahoochee Tech C.C.
55Xavier JohnsonJRG5-8175Buford, Ga.Thomasville Prep H.S./Alabama Southern C.C.
* Redshirt
Darryl Slack Image
Head Coach
2nd season
Alma Mater - West Virginia Tech
Marquis Hicks Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season
Alma Mater - Coastal Carolina