James Edward "J. J." Hickson Jr. (born September 4, 1988 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA by whom he was selected, 19th overall, in the 2008 NBA Draft.
Hickson attended Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. In the class of 2007, he was ranked as the No. 10 overall recruit and No. 2 power forward by Rivals.com and as the No. 13 overall and the No. 3 power forward by Scout.com. He was honored as a 2007 McDonald's All-American. In 2006, Hickson took the Wheeler High squad to the 5A Final Four. As a senior, he averaged 25.9 points, 13.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game.
Hickson played one season of college basketball for the Wolfpack at North Carolina State University.