Sidney Wicks is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association, who played for the San Diego Clippers. He is a four-time NBA All-Star. In 9172, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Sidney Wicks was born on September 19, 1949, in Contra Costa County, California in the United States of America. He stood 203 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 102 kg.

He was married for a few years in the 1970s and he had one daughter – Sibahn Epps. In 1989, he was involved in a serious vehicular accident. As of 2006, he has lived in Los Angeles and North Carolina.

Position Power Forward
Height / weight 2.03 m / 102 kg
Born 19 Sep 1949
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
Reyer Venezia Mestre 1981 - 1982
San Diego Clippers San Diego Clippers 1978 - 1981
26 boston celtics Boston 1976 - 1978
227 portland trail blazers Portland 1971 - 1976

High School and College Career

Wicks attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles California. In 1967, he attended Santa Monica College. Later, he moved to play collegiate basketball for the University of California Los Angeles.

While in college, he received All-American honors and he was also named to the All-Pac-8 First Team twice. In 1971, he was the USBWA Player of the Year. He also helped UCLA win three NCAA Championships. The university later retired his jersey number.

Professional Career

Wicks was drafted into the NBA in 1971. He was the 2nd overall pick of the draft, selected by the Portland Trail Blazers. He played with the Trail Blazers through to 1976.

Ion his first year with the team, Wicks was named the Rookie of the Year. In the same year, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Wicks was also named an NBA All-Star for the first time in 1972. He would be named an All-Star for four more consecutive years.

In 1976, he started playing for the Boston Celtics. He played for two seasons with the team and from 1978-1981, he was signed with the San Diego Clippers.

In 1981, he played in the Italian Basketball League. He played for Reyer Venezla Mestre. He was also an assistant coach for a short while at UCLA.

Career Highlights

  • 1972–1975 - NBA All-Star
  • 1972 - NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1972 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 1969–1971 - NCAA champion
  • 1970 - NCAA Final Four MOP
  • 1971 - Sporting News Player of theYear
  • 1971 - USBWA Player of the Year
  • 1970, 1971 - Helms Foundation Playerof the Year
  • 1971 - Consensus first-teamAll-American
  • 1970 - Consensus second-teamAll-American
  • 1970, 1971 - First-team All-Pac-8
  • No. 35 retired by UCLA Bruins

  • College Basketball Hall of Fame -Inducted in 2010

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