Former NBA player J.J. Hickson stole $100,000 and assaulted a teenager during a violent home invasion in Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Police in Cobb County said the incident, which took place Friday evening, left a 17-year-old resident with a broken nose when James Edward “JJ” Hickson Jr., 29, entered the home in Senoia after breaking a 17-year-old’s nose upon entering the house through a side door. The teenager is reportedly “expected to be okay” after he was reated at a local hospital.
Hickson, meanwhile, is being held without bond in the Coweta County Jail on charges of armed robbery with a knife. At least two people were involved in the home invasion, but only Hickson faces charges, Coweta sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Yarbrough said. Another department took Hickson into custody, and he was turned over to Coweta County afterward.
A standout basketball player at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Hickson played at N.C. State before he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the 2008 NBA draft. He also played for Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards over the course of his eight-year NBA career. He reportedly signed with the Lebanon Champville SC team two months ago.