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Former Mayo Spartan shares quarantine experience from France

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ROCH, Minn. (FOX 47)-- Last summer Jordan Hicks signed to play basketball in Tours, France. A city populated with more than 130,000 residents
is currently a ghost town under a 15 day lock down due to the COVID-19 outbreak. "The day after our last game was postponed, a player from the other team tested positive for it, so its just like how close you know you came to being exposed to it," said Hicks.

Now forced into self isolation, Hicks says his team was gearing up for a crucial second half of its season. The league's championship, scheduled for June, is something he hopes they’re able to make a run at. "Like we're really good this year so the odds of us--we have good chances so we're hoping we could keep playing again," protested Hicks.

And speaking of championships, last week the Mayo Spartans missed out on a chance to hoist up the Class 4A title when the Minnesota State High School league made the harsh decision to pull the plug on the tournament.

It was the teams first shot at the title since Jordan helped lead them to States in 2008.

"Honestly words can't describe how they feel or how I would feel," explained Hicks. "If that's the part I have to play in helping whatever it is, making sure that people aren't getting sick even though there's nothing that can explain not being able to experience that."

Hick also added that officials are urging all Americans playing abroad to return to back to the states immediately or be prepared to remain in Europe indefinitely.

Naomi Grey

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