Peekskill High School alumni Daquan Brickhouse will be playing basketball professionally in Spain next season, an accomplishment that is sure to make everyone in his home city—especially his mother Angela—proud.
“Today, HMG Sports Management celebrates Daquan Brickhouse as he transitions to play professional basketball in one of the world’s biggest basketball markets, Spain,” said HMG owner Michael Hicks in a recent press release. “Standing at 5-feet 9-inches and 160 pounds, Brickhouse has overcome doubt, setbacks, and naysayers. Basket Globalcaja Quintanar (EBA) tabbed 25-year-old American to join their roster this upcoming season. Brickhouse is a gleaming spark of hope. Brickhouse grew up in a tough neighborhood where a number of peers were deterred by noise. These distractions did not hinder him.”
After graduating from Peekskill High School in 2010, Brickhouse attended ASA College in New York City, where he helped the Avengers capture the Region XV regular season and tournament titles on his way to being named the Region XV Tournament Most Valuable Player. He was also named to the Region XV First Team.
Brickhouse then obtained a Division I basketball scholarship from Coppin State University, where he graduated with a degree in accounting. Among his hardwood highlights at Coppin State was a 16 point performance against the University of Connecticut.
“They said that he was too short,” said Hicks. “They said that his resume wasn’t up to par. They said that Division I college experience wasn’t enough. Those negative statements were used as positive motivation to grind! Brickhouse signing with Globalcaja Quintanar is a huge accomplishment!”