Dominique Hawkins’ dreams are finally coming true: he’s going to be a Kentucky Wildcat.
Hawkins announced his decision to attend UK this morning in front of family, friends and media at Madison Central. Like countless other kids across the Bluegrass, he’s dreamed of playing for UK his whole life, and once John Calipari crunched the numbers and found him a scholarship spot, it became a reality.
The only way Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball would be able to attend UK would be a scholarship, and with the departure of Ryan Harrow, Julius Mays, Twany Beckham, Archie Goodwin and possibly Nerlens Noel, Cal was able to give him a spot. He got the offer from Cal a few days after Madison Central won the state title, but was asked to keep it secret until the dust settled with roster shake-ups. Now, UK fans will now have another Kentucky boy on the team to rally behind for at least the next few years, and Cal will have a point guard who can help him teach each year’s crop of new guards the system and steady the ship if things get rough.
We’ll have more on Dominique’s commitment throughout the day. Welcome to the fam.