Dominique Hawkins! The Madison Central star, Sweet Sixteen MVP, and Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year took home the hardware tonight in Kentucky’s Mr. and Miss Basketball ceremony. Hawkins was dressed in a UK blue vest and tie- a detail that will surely fuel BBN’s speculation regarding his college choice (announcement expected after Hawkins’ spring break next week). Hawkins already has a prime spot in mind for his trophy; he told reporters he plans to put the trophy on top of his TV (hopefully it’s not a flat screen).
Words can’t describe da excitement for this young lady…proud dad twitter.com/aepps25/status…
– Anthony Epps (@aepps25) March 30, 2013
On the women’s side, Makayla Epps won the honor of Miss Basketball. A UK Hoops commit and daughter of former UK player Anthony, Epps played for Marion County and will be in Chicago next week as part of the McDonald’s All American festivities- joining the six (hopefully seven, when all is said and done) UK commits on the men’s side. Like Hawkins, Epps’ Miss Basketball 2013 will join a jammed trophy shelf; in the past few weeks, she has also won MVP of the Sweet 16 and Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Kentucky.
Way to go, kids. You’ll look good in blue. Has anyone ever told you that?