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February 17, 2013

Around the Horn with Emily Hickey, Salem basketball

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Who was your first coach? “It was Austin Kolbert along with my dad, Tim Hickey. I think it was second grade.”

Give us the specifics on your academics? “Amanda is No. 19 in the junior class, I’m 11 and Brenna is No. 1. So we are three smart girls.”

How close are you? “Brenna and I have been best friends literally since age 2. We still are. Amanda, we’re very close with, too.”

Where does the academic success come from? “Academics are extremely important to me.”

Do you play any other sports besides soccer and basketball? “In middle school I did track and gymnastics.”

Your dad was an Eagle-Tribune All-Star sprinter. Do you have his speed? “I have some of it.”

What’s been the lowest point of your career? “I dislocated an ankle coming into my freshman year. It was my last AAU game of 8th grade. I had to take the summer off.”

Do you work? “It’s hard with school and basketball. Those are like my job.”

What’s something people don’t know about you? “I’ve worn the same Spandex and sports bra to every game since sophomore year.”

Your sister Mikayla, who is playing soccer at Seton Hall, went to Central Catholic and your father is in the Central Hall of Fame. Did you think of going there? “I did. I just didn’t want to leave Salem. I just thought Salem was more of my place.”

What’s your dream job? “I’d like to be a lawyer. My aunt, Kathy Hickey, is a lawyer and we talk about it.”

Who’s your dream date? “Zac Efron.”

What is your pet peeve? “Tapping of the pencils.”

Do you have a nickname? “Hick.”

Do you have any pets? “A dog named Sandy, a Boxer.”

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