Shelby b-ball standout moves in with North Oldham family; enrolled at NOHS via court order

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By The Staff

Darryl Hicks has made it official; he's headed to North Oldham High School for his freshman year.

The Oldham Era confirmed Wednesday that Hicks is living with a family in the North Oldham High School district.

NOHS basketball coach Danny Edelen said Hicks enrolled at NOHS Monday afternoon for his freshman year.

Dan Orman, assistant superintendent of pupil personnel for Oldham County Schools, said board officials are following legal avenues regarding a court order establishing Hicks' residency in Oldham County.

"We're simply following a court order to educate a child that lives in our district," Orman said regarding Hicks' enrollment.

Hicks' father, Darryl Hicks Sr., said early on the move isn't about basketball, saying that his son's dream is to attend Duke University and  North Oldham's academic requirements would better prepare him for college.

Hicks was primarily a sixth-man for the Rockets last season as an eighth-grader, but did start several varsity games. He averaged 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds during the high school season.

His national profile then went through the roof this summer with a strong showing at a Cincinnati AAU tournament, at the Fab Frosh camp at the University of Kentucky and when his team, The Ville, won the adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas. He is considered the state's top incoming freshman.

Todd Martin of the Shelbyville Sentinel-News and Mickey Patterson of The Oldham Era contributed to this story.