CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – The Clarksville Academy Cougars are one of two regional teams playing district games before January. The Cougars will have two district opponents this week, including their Friday game against Davidson Academy.
The Eddie Ricks Postman
The Cougars have much to be excited about this season with several talented players in their roster, but one player who has garnered a lot of attention is little forward Eddie Ricks III. Ricks has already led the Cougars in scoring in several games this season and is a special talent for the Cougars.
“He’s a special player,” Cougars head coach Tyler Hickman said. “Obviously talented and trying to learn and grow every day, but he’s a really good teammate. Our team has really grown because of him.
Ricks is already averaging 23.4 points per game so far this season and is gaining more attention from top universities including Ole Miss, Cincinnati and Virginia Tech, to name a few.
Early neighborhood test
The Cougars will get an early test against their district on Friday with Davidson Academy coming to town, and while the other teams still have several weeks to go into district games, Clarksville Academy sees that as an advantage.
“I think it’s kind of a give and take, and it kind of depends on where you are and how you feel about your program. I’m excited about it. I think it’s good to go on hiatus depending on where you are in the district knowing that you may have two under your belt or be 1-1 or whatever before you go to the Christmas tournaments, and we let’s play a tough competition, ”Hickman said.
The Cougars will have a tough schedule over the next few weeks as they take on enemies in the District, including Friday’s home game with Davidson Academy. They will also face Clarksville High School next Thursday, December 16, at the William Workman Gymnasium. Before the end of the month, CA will travel to Panama City Beach to play a tournament against several teams from Florida.