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Arizona offers 2021 point guard Nolan Hickman

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The Arizona Wildcats have been recruiting the Seattle area heavily lately, recently landing Seattle U grad transfer Terrell Brown and offering five-star forward Paolo Banchero.

Now they are after four-star point guard Nolan Hickman, who announced Tuesday that Arizona has offered him a scholarship.

Hickman is the No. 60 player in the 2021 class, per 247Sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-1 guard also has offers from Oklahoma, Washington, Washington State and some mid-majors.

Hickman attends Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish, Washington and plays for Seattle Rotary on the AAU circuit, the same team as Banchero. (Definitely not a coincidence!)

Here is an excerpt about Hickman from a feature story on

His career season may be most noticeable by the numbers. He’s up to a team-high 17.3 points, 3.4 assists, 3.7 boards and 1.8 steals per game on 59 percent shooting, 38 percent from the 3-point line. His total field goal percentage is up 20 percent from last season competing in the state’s most competitive league — the 3A Metro League — as well as the national showcase the Les Schwab Invitational, where the Crusaders took on several of the nation’s top teams in Bishop Gorman and Mater Dei.

But his most noticeable characteristic doesn’t show up on paper. It’s often the first thing people notice watching him play.

“He’s unflappable,” (coach Brian) Merritt said. “Extremely poised. He can’t be hurried. His confidence is at an all-time high all the time. The moment’s never too big for him, ever. He loves those moments, he wants the ball in those moments. He wants to make a big play, or defensively wants to guard the best player.”