Made collegiate debut at Virginia (Nov. 11), scoring two points and grabbing four rebounds … Scored four points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out two assists and notched two steals against N.C. Wesleyan (Nov. 15) … Scored a career-high 10 points against Ferrum College (Nov. 17), going 4-5 from the field … Scored seven points against Elon (Dec. 7) on 3-4 shooting from the field ... Scored five points and had a steal in five minutes of action against UNC Asheville (Dec. 19) ...Registered first double-digit scoring performance with 11 points against Southeastern (Dec. 21) and also had two assists and a rebound and steal ... Made both field goal attempts for four points and had a rebound, block and steal at Samford (Jan. 27) ... Scored five points and had a steal versus VMI (Feb. 1) ... Scored six points, didn't miss a field goal, three-point or free throw attempt, pulled down six rebounds and had an assist and block at The Citadel (Feb. 15).
Sat out the season as a redshirt.
Prior To UNCG
Originally from North Carolina and spent his freshman year at Page High School … He also spent a year at Fayetteville Trinity Christian before concluding his high school career in Washington, D.C. playing at St. John’s College High School for coach Sean McAloon … Led St. John’s College to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) regular season title with a 30-5 overall record and a 16-2 mark in league play … Turned in one of his top performances in the WCAC regular season championship-clinching game, scoring 17 points in the victory at DeMatha … His play also helped St. John’s College finish third at the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament … Scored in double figures 18 times on the year, including a season-high 26 points against Bishop Ireton … Averaged 10.0 points per game as a senior, scoring 351 points … Invited to the NC Top 80 event as a junior at Fayetteville Trinity Christian and also played AAU Basketball for the Karolina Diamonds … Also played football at St. John’s College, posting 15 receptions for 239 yards and five touchdowns.
Son of Demetrius Sykes … Majoring in business administration.
|SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 11, Southeastern -- 12/21/17
Rebounds: 6, at The Citadel -- 2/15/18
Assists: 3, Samford -- 02/25/18 ; Longwood -- 11/21/17
Steals: 2, 5 times
Blocks: 1, 9 times
FG made: 4, Ferrum College -- 11/17/17 ; Southeastern -- 12/21/17
FG attempts: 5, Ferrum College -- 11/17/17 ; Southeastern -- 12/21/17
3FG made: 2, Southeastern -- 12/21/17
3FG attempts: 3, Southeastern -- 12/21/17
FT made: 2, N.C. Wesleyan -- 11/15/17 ; at The Citadel -- 2/15/18
FT attempts: 2, 5 times