Washburn Ichabods Ink Two Kansas Prep Standouts In Early Signing Period

By: WU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: WU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Washburn Ichabod head basketball coach Bob Chipman has announced two Kansas prep standouts have signed National Letter of Intents to play for the Ichabods next season enrolling at Washburn.

Jeremy Lickteig, a 6-6, 215, forward from Wichita and Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School and Andy Wilson, a 6-3, 185, guard from Abilene and Abilene High School will play for the Ichabods next season. Both were teammates on the Kansas Select squad in summer basketball.

"We have signed a pair of great in-state Kansas guys who we believe will help us tremendously over the next four years," Chipman said. "Both players are all-state caliber kids and unbelievable student athletes who will be excellent additions to the Washburn program. We are thrilled to get two of the best players in the state to commit to us and sign in the early signing period."

Lickteig (pronounced Lick-tie) was an all-league selection as junior as the Crusaders went on to win the class 5A state championship. He was named the MVP of the Bluestem Classic Tournament. The Crusaders finished the team 16-9 winning their last nine games en route to the state title. He is a Kansas Honors Scholar and Kapaun Mt. Carmel's Wendy's High School Heisman nominee. He played for the Kansas Select but was injured in his first game of the summer season and missed the remainder of the year. Lickteig also played football as a sophomore and junior for the Crusaders. He is the son of Jim and Michelle Lickteig and plans to major in pre-medicine.

"Jeremy is really an athletic player who can play both inside and outside and he comes from a winning program after taking the state championship last year," Chipman said. "He's another player who will come in a contribute right away once arriving on campus."

Wilson averaged 18 ppg per game and was named second team all-state by the Wichita Eagle and third team all-state by the Topeka Capital Journal as well as first team all-league honors. He was named the MVP of the Salina Invitational and the Dickinson County Classic. He was also an honorable mention class all-state class 4A quarterback. As a sophomore he averaged 15 ppg and was named first team all-league and honorable mention all-state by the Eagle and the Capital Journal. He is the son of Ron and Andrea Wilson.

"Andy is a great athlete in both basketball and football," Chipman said. "He's a combo guard who can play both the one or two spots and we look forward to him to step in and play immediately. He's another one of our high school signees who come from a winning program and who knows how to win."

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