Hickey makes trip with Tigers
This story originally published on TigerSportsDigest.com
LSU PG Anthony Hickey
LSU PG Anthony Hickey
Publisher, TigerSportsDigest
Posted Dec 12, 2012


An LSU spokesman has confirmed that suspended point guard Anthony Hickey is on the team's flight, which left early Thursday morning for Denver. It is still unknown if Hickey will play once the Tigers get over to Boise for Friday night's game.

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, first-year LSU coach Johnny Jones told reporters sophomore Anthony Hickey is likely to make the team's upcoming three-game trip.

Hickey, LSU's starting point guard and the nation's leader in steals, was indefinitely suspended by Jones Friday for "violation of athletic department and university policy."

The Hopkinsville, Ky., native missed last night's 80-67 win over Chattanooga in the PMAC.

LSU (6-0) will play away from Baton Rouge for the first time this season when the Tigers travel to Boise State on Friday (Dec. 14). Following that the Bayou Bengals play at UC Irvine (Tues., Dec. 18) and Marquette (Sat., Dec. 22).

According to Jones, Hickey is likely to accompany the team to the trio of games, but LSU's coach is not certain yet if the point guard will play.

Jones added that Hickey was in a meeting earlier this afternoon with members of the LSU athletic administration sorting through the matter.

In Hickey's absence Tuesday night, junior Andre Stringer started and put up 18 points, four assists and three steals against the Mocs.

Thursday Morning Update: An LSU spokesman confirmed that Hickey is on the team's trip, boarding a flight to Denver this morning with the rest of the Tigers. What is still unknown is whether Hickey will be allowed to play once LSU tips in Boise Friday night or either of the Tigers' away destinations next week.

That decision now seems to be in the hands of Jones considering the athletic administration has signed off on Hickey's travel ticket.

To discuss this latest development on the TSD premium board, click the link below.

Hickey makes trip with Tigers


Related Stories
LSU beats Chattanooga 80-67
 -by TigerSportsDigest.com  Dec 11, 2012
Playing without Hickey
 -by TigerSportsDigest.com  Dec 11, 2012
Boise State Scores Resounding Win Over LSU
 -by BroncoCountry.com  Dec 14, 2012

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of Fightin' Gators Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from FightinGators.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Basketball > Boise State
Basketball > LSU
[View My HotList]