Maccabi Tel-Aviv strengthened their backcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro). The guard signed a two-year deal with the Israeli powerhouse. Ricky Hickman spent the last season with Scavolini Pesaro. The guard notched 16.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game in SeriaA. Hickman helped Scavolini reach Italian Cup semis. He participated at SeriaA All-Star Game. Previously Ricky Hickman played for Montegranaro, Namika Lahti, LTi Giessen, Goettingen, Otopeni and Pecs Panthers. Eurobasket.com named Ricky Hickman All-Italian LegaDue Player of the Year in 2011. He was also named onto All-Finnish Korisliiga 2nd Team in 2010.