Kam Hickey-- Varsity Boys Player
Kam is an Eagles power forward who leads by example thru determination and toughness. Kam, born in GA and grew up in Acworth, moved in 7th grade to Woodstock and attended Booth Middle School. New to the area, Kam was cut as an 8th grader but didn't let that stop him from working on his game and improving. He made the team as a 9th grader and started for the Eagles all summer, contributing on both ends of the floor. He earned camp invites from Longwood U. and Belmont this summer after the Eagles traveled to U. of Florida and Georgia State for team camps.
Movie - Menace to Society
Sports Movie - Gridiron Gang
Basketball Movie - Glory Road
Player - Dwayne Wade
Team - Charlotte Hornets
Person in history he'd most like to meet? Frederick Douglas, a former slave who became a writer and abolitionist. "I learned a lot about him in US History."
His favorite teacher is Ms. Henderson, Chemistry. "She pushes me to study and do my work, even though I don't love chemistry."
His favorite game was vs Roswell at home. He says he wasn't scoring much but he didn't get down on himself. "I got a ton of rebounds and played great D. When I do that it's going to be hard for us to lose."
His biggest influence is his mom, Karen, "She pushes me to be a better person and player." He has 3 siblings in the area as well. His older brothers QJ and Brod and sister Danielle.
Kam really enjoyed working the kids camp this summer as his team, the Leopards, won the championship! "It was cool to be the coach and feel what it is like to be helpless. I saw some really talented kids willing to work, learn, and get better. It was fun to see the kids look up to me and my other teammates."
Kam wants to be the guy that does everything for the team and tougher on defense. "I want to earn the reputation around the state that when you play Etowah that you are going to have to bring it versus us because we are going to compete."
This summer he saw a change in the team attitude and commitment. "I liked how we handled adversity better than the past and fought back a lot this summer."
His goals are to make all region team, possibly all state and win the region. Adding, "go 3-0 vs Woodstock too." He says team goals include making the Elite 8 this year and bring playoff games to Etowah's home court. "The community will really embrace our success and pack the gym." - Kam Hickey