Anthony Hickey helping Oklahoma State as second-leading rebounder

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Hickey is second on the team in total rebounds (92).

Anthony Hickey is listed at 5-foot-11, but the Oklahoma State men’s basketball point guard has a knack for defensive rebounding, and isn’t shy about letting his teammates know it.

Hickey, a transfer from LSU, is making an immediate impact on a team that needed a strong point guard.

Hickey is the shortest Cowboy starter, but is third in rebounds per game — though is second in total rebounds with 92 — and has been the top rebounder in three of the past five games.

“We got to help the bigs rebound,” Hickey said. “I know it’s kind of tough because they have to box out. I try to make it easier. I know my man has to get back, so I try to help sometimes. In my head, I think the bigs get kind of jealous because I’m taking all of their rebounds. I’m just helping them do whatever I can.”

Hickey grabbed five rebounds in Wednesday’s win against Texas Tech. This past Saturday, he led the Cowboys, along with 6-foot-7 Le’Bryan Nash, with eight rebounds in the Bedlam loss. Three days earlier, Hickey grabbed nine boards to lead the Cowboys’ in their win against Texas.

“Give them credit, they’re just boxing out their man,” Hickey said of the OSU post players. “I’m just able to get the rebound and get going on the break.”

On Tuesday, sophomore Leyton Hammonds joked about Hickey leading the team in rebounding during recent games.

“Oh yeah,” Hammonds said. “He lets us know every day.”

OSU coach Travis Ford also addressed Hickey’s rebounding after the Texas Tech game.

“He should be [proud],” Ford said. “It’s impressive.”

This article was written by Jimmy Gillispie from Stillwater NewsPress, Okla. and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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