Earlier, we told you that there would be no announcement from Dominique Hawkins today. Hawkins’ coach, Allen Feldhaus, Jr. came on the radio show to talk about the talented guard who is the favorite to win Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball honor tonight. Feldhaus said that Hawkins is still waiting to hear if he gets a scholarship from Calipari, and leaves for spring break tonight, hence the week delay.
The delay probably means that there are still some roster rumblings happening. The Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts reported that as of last night at 6 p.m., Alex Poythress, Archie Goodwin and Willie Cauley-Stein had yet to have the “NBA talk” with Cal. As for Andrew Wiggins? The delay has nothing to do with him; Wiggins’ decision is still a little bit away, especially since he’s getting ready to play in the McDonalds’ All-American game. That game could have a huge impact on Wiggins’ decision, since the rosters have been rosters have been shifted so that Julius Randle and Dakari Johnson could play on the same team. Testing out team chemistry, perhaps?
Feldhaus also said that during their meetings, Calipari has compared Hawkins to former UK guard Eric Bledsoe. I’ll take it.