Oakman’s Skylar Hice signs with Bevill State

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 5/9/20

CORDOVA — Oakman’s Skylar Hice is the newest member of the Bevill State basketball team. The dynamic guard signed a letter-of-intent on Thursday at Aldridge Missionary Baptist Church in Cordova.

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Oakman’s Skylar Hice signs with Bevill State

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CORDOVA — Oakman’s Skylar Hice is the newest member of the Bevill State basketball team. The dynamic guard signed a letter-of-intent on Thursday at Aldridge Missionary Baptist Church in Cordova.

Hice, who had offers from other junior colleges, elected to stay close to home and play for coach Tommy Suitts’ Bears. Hice made his decision in early March.

“I love coach Suitts. He started looking at me when I was in the ninth grade, and I started playing with (the team) in the summer. He offered me after my junior year. It’s always good to stay close to home,” Hice said.

At Oakman, Hice shined across the board in his senior season, averaging 18.5 points, 6.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game. He was the only Walker County player named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s All-State Team. The Wildcats also made history in 2020, winning the Walker County Tournament championship for the first time, beating Carbon Hill in the championship game. Hice was named tournament MVP. Oakman finished the year 21-7, losing to New Hope in the sub-region playoffs.

“We had some ups and downs. We overcame a lot. Oakman hadn’t ever won (the county title). I had to do that my last year and get MVP. That’s something I wanted since I was at Parrish and watching, Barry (Hill), Trayvon (Chatman) and Jermichael (Harris) and all those guys,” Hice said.

At Bevill, he joins a team that finished second in the ACCC’s North Division last year with an 18-11 record, losing in the second round of the conference tournament.