Longview Athlete Signs with Miami

A Longview High School basketball player is set to hit the big time next season. Raymond Hicks signed a scholarship today to play ball for the University of Miami. The Hurricanes will join the powerfull Atlantic Coast Conference next season. The 6' 7" post player, who helped lead the Lobos to the playoffs this season, losing to Dallas Skyline in the second round, says the Florida trip sold him.

"After that trip, that was it," said Hicks. "I wanted to be there. I wanted to be a part of the 'Canes family. I wanted to be coached by Coach (Frank) Haith and his staff.  I felt that was going to be it for me, somewhere where I can start a new life and grow."