Isaiah Hicks Bio: Early Life, Career, Girlfriend & Net Worth

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Have you ever heard about a player who has worked in three different leagues in a concise span?

We are talking about none other than the upcoming huge name in the basketball industry: Isaiah Hicks, who explores the team and the leagues.

Most importantly, he is a professional player for Seol Samsung Thunders of the Korean Basketball League.

Moreover, he has also played for the New York Knicks and Westchester Knicks of the NBA league.

Before this, Isaiah also remained a collegiate player for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Not to mention, He played basketball since his early days of life. He quietly, calmly, and smartly turned his passion into a profession.

Isaiah Hicks
Isaiah Hicks

We shall discover all about him, how he actually started, and how he reached this position. How is he possibly adding flavors to the game he plays?

The article is prepared based on all of these questions and will help you unravel more knowledge about Isaiah Hicks.

But before that, without further ado, let’s have a smart glimpse into the quick facts about the basketball player.

Isaiah Hicks | Quick Facts

Full Name Isaiah Dwayne Hicks
Birth Date  July 13, 1994
Birth Place Oxford, North Carolina
Nick Name Tar Heels
Religion Not Known
Nationality American
Ethnicity African
Education J.F. Webb High School, University of North Carolina
Horoscope Leo
Father’sName Thomas Hicks
Mother’sName Regina Hicks
Siblings Allen Mitchell
Age 30 Years Old
Height 6 feet 8 inches (2.03m)
Weight 233 lb (106 kg)
Jersey No 04
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
NBA Draft 2017/ Undrafted
Build Athlete
Marital Status Single
Girlfriend Abigail Akpobiyeri
Position Power Forward
Profession Basketball player
Net Worth around $1 million
Salary around $154,500
Currently Plays for Seol Samsung Thunders
League Korean Basketball League
Active Since 2017-present
Social Media TwitterInstagramFacebook
Last Update July, 2024

Isaiah Hicks | Early Life

Isaiah stepped onto this planet on July 13, 1994, to his parents Regina Hicks and Thomas Hicks.

His birthplace is Oxford, North Carolina.  He grew along with his sibling Allen Mitchell.

With his mother
With his mother

Sadly his mother is no longer in this world. Its been almost ten to eleven months since she passed away.

However, we do not know the exact reason for her death. Isaiah remained very close to his mother since his childhood days.

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Isaiah Hicks | High School and College Life Summed up

He schooled at  J. F. Webb High School. Isaiah was entitled to the basketball game, 2013 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game roster.

After completing high school, Isaiah joined the University of North Carolina and printed himself for the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball program.

During his college days
During his college days

Isaiah grabbed the ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year Award at the end of his junior season.

He led his high school team 103-64 win over Texas Southern with 17 points in the first round of the NCAA competition.

However, he could not amass double figures in the last four games and notched six points per game.

Isaiah again led his squad to triumph over Gonzaga in the National Championship game with 13 points and 9 rebounds in 2017.

Isaiah Hicks| Professional Career

New York Knicks (2017–2019)

Following the National Championship Game, Isaiah announced his entry at the 2017 NBA draft.

But unfortunately, he went undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft is no team hired him.

Later, the Charlotte Hornets inked a deal with Isaiah to their training camp roster. Sadly, he was again boycotted from the training camp roster to lessen the roster’s number on October 13, 2017.

Isaiah was lucky enough to resume his gameplay on October 20, 2017, as he agreed to a two-way contract.

He would retrieve the salary from whichever team he plays with, the New York Knicks, through their NBA G League allied with the Westchester Knicks.

Not to mention, Isaiah grabbed his first win in the league against the Toronto Raptors on February 8, 2018. He continued with the Knicks again, signing the next contract on July 3.

He summed up his career for NBA G-League, appearing for 18 NBA games with 4.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.

Isaiah performed for the Hornets in the summer league for a certain period of time, from July to August. He notched there 9.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game.

BC Avtodor (2019–present)

Maybe he was done with the NBA G-League. Now, he was taking his skills overseas. Any of the ways, he was trying and concentrating on building his career strong.

Isaiah inked a contract with  BC Avtodor, which is the Russian team of the VTB United League. He collected 12.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game for the Avtodors in the league.

On the first hand, he was placed in the starter position for the Avtodors along with two other American Players.

Seoul Samsung Thunders (2020–present)

Moreover, Isaiah decided to move on with Seoul Samsung Thunders of the Korean Basketball League on July 16, 2020.

Isaiah Hicks | Career Stats

College Stats

2013–14 North Carolina 34 0 7.3 .417 .200 .579 1.0 .2 .1 .4 1.2
2014–15 North Carolina 38 3 14.8 .544 .000 .621 3.0 .3 .2 .4 6.6
2015–16 North Carolina 40 3 18.1 .619 .756 4.6 .7 .5 .6 9.2
2016–17 North Carolina 39 39 23.3 .576 .779 5.5 1.4 .4 .7 11.8
Career 151 45 16.2 .573 .167 .725 3.6 .7 .3 .5 7.4

Career Stats

2017–18 New York 18 0 13.3 .458 .222 .667 2.3 .9 .1 .2 4.4
2018–19 New York 3 0 10.7 .500 .800 2.3 .7 .3 1.0 4.0
Career 21 0 13.0 .463 .222 .696 2.3 .9 .1 .3 4.4

Isaiah Hicks | Personal Life

Without any doubt, Isaiah Hicks is a gentleman that any lady would love to fall for knowingly or unknowingly.

But sorry to deliver the heartbreaking news for the Isaiah fans out there, he is rumored to be in a romantic relationship with Abigail Akpobiyeri.

With his girlfriend
With his girlfriend

Not to forget, the couple shares a long history as they are close to each other since their college days at North Carolina University.

Abigail is not only pretty but also a talented young, dignified girl. She completed her bachelor’s in sociology and psychology in 2018.

Not very often, but Isaiah keeps posting pictures with his girlfriends. They do share a great bond and keep meeting for random dates.

Besides all of these, we can also predict Isaiah as a fun-loving, jolly person. He loves roaming around with his friends.

But,  before that, he surely has set a huge priority in his life: basketball, the game cum his profession.

Isaiah has never diverged himself from his games since the very beginning. And, that is the main utmost aspect that has helped him reach here.

According to him, Hard Work has to pay off. He strictly is a firm believer in that.

Isaiah Hicks | Age, Body Measurement, and Personality

Hicks is 30 years old by now. And Isaiah was born on July 13, 1994; he falls under the horoscope, Leo. Furthermore, he completely syncs in with the traits of Leo.

He is a bright personality who loves to have a luxurious lifestyle and is certainly ambitious. And look at the sync; he is living up to his dreams.

Isaiah stands 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 106 kg. He’s tall and not so lanky personality never goes offbeat with the game.

His body type is athletic and keeps a mere focus on health and fitness.

Also, the short curly hair that he possesses is one hell of a cranky yet appealing hairstyle.

Isaiah Hicks | Net Worth

Isaiah is visiting country after country and exploring his talents. And obviously, he is not someone who accepts failure easily. He belongs to a tribe where people never give up.

That’s why he was okay with the fact that he was not given the roster position in the G-League. He very soon popped up for the Korean League and is doing exceptionally well with his life.

His personal and professional life is worth drooling over. And Isaiah never pays attention to naysayers.

Currently, he has signed up for Seoul Samsung Thunders, and as per online sources, he gets an average base salary of around $154,500.

According to, he used to receive $77,250 from the Knicks in 2017/18.

And when it comes to net worth, we are not sure but

Isaiah Hicks has a net worth of around $ 1 million as of 2024.

Talking about his assets, Isaiah does have a collection of cars and his own apartment. Well, we don’t have much hold of it, but yes, according to one of his Instagram posts, we can say so.

It seems like an apartment, though, and he has captioned anything in the post. We could possibly make a random guess.

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Isaiah Hicks | Facts

Not to mention, he remained the 518th best-paid NBA player in 2019.

Isaiah remained the 204th best-paid forward in 2019.

Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management is his agent. Also, Matt Laczkowski and Jim Tanner remained his agent.

Isaiah Hicks | Career highlights and Achievements

He was an NCAA Champion in 2017.

Isaiah was the ACC’s sixth man of the year in 2016.

He received the McDonald’s All-American award in 2013.

Isaiah was honored with the spot on First-team Parade All-American in 2013.

He also won the North Carolina Mr. Basketball in 2013 during his college days.

Isaiah Hicks | Social Media Presence

There is nothing to worry about when it comes to getting hold of his social media highlights.

Isaiah does not like to remain that much in the hype, but he certainly has an account on each possible social networking site.

Below mentioned are the links to his social media handles. If you haven’t given him a follow yet, then do give him a follow.

Facebook- @isaiah.hicks.5 with 44,265 followers.

Instagram- @idhicks with 51.4k followers

Twitter- @IDHicks with 38.4k followers.

Also, read about another great NBA player, Devon Hall.

Some FAQs

Is Isaiah Married?

As of 2021, the basketball player is not married but is in a love relationship with his girlfriend, Abigail Akpobiyeri.

What happened to Isaiah?

He suffered from a left hamstring strain, due to which he missed a game against the Duke Blue Devils.

What is the Jersey Number of Hicks?

Hicks wears the Jersey number 4.

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