|Hometown:||Las Vegas, NV|
|High School:||Palo Verde HS|
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in both basketball (3 times) and volleyball (2 times) at Palo Verde High School. Team was two time Northwest League Champions in basketball and finished the senior season at 21-4. A defensive specialist, Nick blocked 3 shots and pulled down 13 rebounds against Cheyenne. Coached by Jermone Riley. Was a member of the 2009 State Championship Volleyball Team.
2010-2011: Played in 20 games and started 5 as a freshman. Second on the team for blocked shots with 11. Outstanding touch outside for a big man. Pulled down 6 boards in his first start at Pacific Lutheran. Scored 10 in the win over Simpson University.
2011-2012: Pulled down 7 rebounds against UC Merced and scored double figures twice during 2011-12.
PERSONAL: The son of Kris and Fred Hipwell. Has a younger brother, Vince.