All about Dominique Hawkins
Measurables (from UK): 6’0¼” with shoes; 190 pounds; 6’5½” wingspan; 7’10” standing reach; 37” no-step vertical; 44.5” maximum vertical
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Hometown: Richmond, Ky. (Madison Central High School)
UK statistics: Averaged 4.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 19.2 minutes per game as a senior. Shot 40.3 percent from the field, 34.4 percent from three-point range and 83.0 percent from the free-throw line.
Honors and superlatives: Named to the Southeastern Conference all-tournament team after scoring a career-high 14 points in the championship game. … His 3.6 assist-to-turnover ratio this past season was the best on the team. … Played in 121 career games, the most of any John Calipari-coached player at UK. … SEC Academic Honor Roll member as a junior.
Before Kentucky: Born June 27, 1994, in Louisville. … Averaged 20.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a senior at Madison Central and was named the 2013 Kentucky Mr. Basketball. ... Also earned Kentucky’s Gatorade Player of the Year honors. ... Directed Madison Central to the state championship and earned MVP honors after averaging 20.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game throughout the Kentucky Boys’ Sweet Sixteen. ... Rated as the No. 44 point guard by 247 Sports ... Rivals and Scout ranked him as a three-star player.
Hawkins on Twitter: @Dhawk_25
Hawkins on playing for UK
“Definitely my dream school. Always wanted to come to Kentucky and play. I know how everybody’s passionate about Kentucky basketball and I just wanted to play for everybody in the state of Kentucky and put my heart out for them. … I feel like I definitely will be remembered for my fight and my heart, always giving 100 percent in each game and diving for loose balls. … I grew each year. I feel like my offensive game is what grew the most. In all my four years, I feel like people are going to remember me as a great defensive person and always wanting to fight when I get out on the court.”
Coach Cal on Hawkins
▪ “He is a fierce competitor. He’s tough as nails. He will come up with (loose balls). Any 50/50 ball, he’s getting. And offensively, he’s gotten better each year.”
▪ “He’s like old reliable. You know you can go to him.”
More quotes about Hawkins
DraftExpress.com analyst Jonathan Givony: “He’s going to have a good market for himself in Europe, for sure. … I don’t want to oversell this by saying he’s going to make $100,000 in the EuroLeague next year, but he’s going to have some teams in France or Germany or Italy or whatever that will appreciate what he does. They will have watched him before. He finished the year off well, and he definitely showed some things. … And also when they talk to people and realize what a high-character guy he is. He’s going to be a really good role player at the mid-level of Europe, I think.”
Allen Feldhaus Jr., who coached Hawkins at Madison Central: “I think he’d do it all over again. I don’t think he’d trade it for anything. I think he enjoyed the ride.”