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Dominique Hawkins’ favorite UK player?

Need even more proof that Dominique Hawkins is a true, lifelong Kentucky basketball fan? During an interview with Matt on Kentucky Sports Radio radio this morning, Hawkins told us his favorite Wildcat is Keith Bogans. For a kid who wasn’t even 10 years old when Bogans played, that says a lot about how long he has been a follower. Most high school kids, especially point guards, would’ve gone with John Wall. But Hawkins took us back to Keith Bogans.

You can listen to the entire interview with Hawkins in the second hour of today’s podcast at It’s great to hear the excitement in his voice just hours after going public with his commitment to Kentucky. Big Blue Nation is going to love this kid.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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26 Comments for Dominique Hawkins’ favorite UK player?

  1. GoCats2
    2:35 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    that 2003 team is still one of my favorites of all time…
    Azubuike off the bench

  2. None Ya
    2:36 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Any word on Jai Lucas’s commitment?

  3. PatMan
    2:38 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Already do love him ! Gotta have some Kentucky blue blood on the team !

  4. Dr. Funke
    2:40 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t really know alot about Dominiques game, but are there any similarities between him and Cliff Hawkins? He’s small and athletic like cliff was, and he seems to be a good defender. I loved Cliff Hawkins style of play as a player. I’m so glad this guy is a cat.

  5. Jonesy
    2:50 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I feel like this kid will have a much-needed long lasting impact on the team. Never underestimate a talented kid who simply wants to be there. Time will tell if he can knock off Darius as my all-time favorite player, but he already has as good a start as he is going to get. (That picture of Miller and Delk together will be tough to beat though)

  6. Dan
    2:51 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Hawkins came off the bench that year as well as he was suspended for the first semester. Starting lineup was Fitch, Bogans, Hayes, Daniels Estill.

  7. ribin
    2:51 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome aboard young man!!!!

  8. ThatsAShame
    3:09 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    I am glad to have him aboard. However, all the people on here talking about his long-term impact might want to consider if they said the same things about Hood. Just an observation.

  9. 859 man
    3:09 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    #1 That is my favorite team to. They had good chemistry and where fun to watch. I think Antwain Barbour was on that team as well.

  10. Queese
    3:10 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    How does one forget Estill. He was the best player on that team.

  11. Lcat
    3:20 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Unless i am missing something, this kid should rate better than 3 stars. he looks like a clone of Eric Bledsoe. i think the scouts underrated this kid

  12. Ay yi yi
    3:20 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    #8 Hood was a bish in high school and continued to be a bish in college. Hawkins aint a bish ya bish.

  13. RIP Mel Turpin
    3:34 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome Dominique! Always great to have a local player on the team. Very proud of Polson and Hood. Polson made a difference this year and hope he gets a chance next year. I wonder if Hood can get any minutes next year so he can make an impact too – he deserves an opportunity and showed great effort in the few games he played. Dominique is a new, excellent piece of the puzzle to bring stability. All good.

  14. RIP Mel Turpin
    3:36 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    BTW, about 2003 team…if Bogans hadn’t been injured, that team beats D Wade & Marquette. Legit shot at championship that year. We were one ankle away.

  15. NotSatire
    3:39 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    14. I agree…they were tough, and an ankle sprain away from a championship.

  16. Jonesy
    3:56 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    #8 after this season, it became obvious that we needed some form of long term impact. Losing all of our players every year makes it a tough going every other year. As long as he is better than harrow, I’m happy. I like Hood, but was never excited about him.

  17. BravoBigBlue
    4:18 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Dominique reminds me more of Bledsoe than Cliff Hawkins. Not as quick as Cliff but more physical. Has a strong all-around game. Plays bigger than 6’1″ 170 lbs too.

  18. tltaworl
    4:27 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Losing everybody from the 2010 team didn’t hurt us too bad. The difference is we came back with a solid PG in Knight and an unexpected hero in Jorts. If Teague came back this year or Cal got Mark Lyons this would have been a different year. He just swung and missed with Harrow and that effected everybody. Nerlens injury didn’t help matters.

  19. steve campassi
    5:28 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Have you got the uk tatoo on pitino. saw it on facebook

  20. dave
    8:20 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Is Richie gonna play?

    Bogans and Cliff Hawkins are my favorite guys from the Flubby era. Tayshaun is a close 3rd.

  21. dave
    8:24 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Flubby was always a ________ away from a Final Four or Championship. Tuck Flubby!

  22. catdaddy
    10:27 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    Never liked Bogans game at all.

  23. joe robert
    11:49 pm April 10, 2013 Permalink

    #21, go to hell. Tubby had more class in his toe than you do.

    Welcome D. Hawkins! Love having a Kentucky kid on the team who cares as much as he obviously does. You could see in his face today the excitement of playing for Kentucky. We need that on the team. That matters!

  24. HackRichards
    5:34 am April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Bogans loved to play defense…Maybe Hawkins will too.

  25. Dee W.
    5:59 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Bogans!???? Why, he was one of “Tubby’s players”! We can’t have that now can we! ( / sarcasm )

  26. Dee W.
    6:36 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Good moment from that team