Carrick Felix, Arizona State’s talented 6-foot-6 senior wing, is known as a hard worker on and off the basketball court. It’s a trait that’s made him one of the most valuable members of the Sun Devil hoops program since his first season in 2010-2011.
Felix has excelled on the hardwood thanks to his rugged defensive play and steady scoring. Last season, even while noticeably ill, he still managed to post 23 points to help pull ASU to victory over in-state rival Arizona.Originally from nearby Goodyear, Arizona, Felix has achieved many of his goals in the classroom as well. He was accepted into ASU’s Masters of Liberal Studies program in the summer of 2012 after graduating with his B.S. in Communications.
Arizona State Coach Herb Sendek characterized Felix as an unselfish, caring teammate to his fellow Sun Devils, and a compassionate participant in the community. “Carrick’s charisma, gentle heart, and easy smile make him everybody’s friend,” said Sendek. “Carrick understands and appreciates the value of higher education. His academic determination and perseverance position him to inspire others who may follow in his footsteps.”
Felix has been an integral component of Sendek’s rapidly improving squad in 2012-2013. Through 20 games, he leads the team in rebounding (8.2 boards per game) and is second in scoring (15.1 points per game). One of the leading Pac-12 conference player-of-the-week candidates this season, he also had his sixth and seventh double-double games last week in a pair of key home wins.
Against USC, Felix finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds in ASU’s 98-93 overtime victory. He shot 5-of-10 (.500) from the field and 5-of-8 (.625) from the free throw line.
In a 78-60 win over UCLA, Felix scored a team-high 23 points and collected 11 rebounds and three steals. He shot 8-of-12 (.667) from the field and 6-of-8 (.750) from the free throw line.
For his efforts, Felix was named ESPN.com’s National Player of the Week by Andy Katz.