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Dominique Hawkins will announce his decision Wednesday at 8 a.m.


On Wednesday morning at 8 a.m., Dominique Hawkins will announce his college decision from the Madison Central gymnasium, which means he’s probably already received a phone call from John Calipari informing him whether or not he’ll have a scholarship offer waiting for him at UK.

Now that we know Ryan Harrow and Archie Goodwin are no longer on the team, signs seem to be pointing towards Hawkins getting a scholarship. He also has offers from Western Kentucky, South Carolina, Morehead State, Purdue, Tennessee Tech and Murray State, as well as a preferred walk-on offer from Louisville.

According to the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts, Butler’s Brad Stevens called Hawkins’ coach, Allen Feldhaus, Jr. this morning to inquire about the talented guard, saying “I know he’s probably already going to go to UK, but I just wanted to check and make sure,” but Feldhaus told him it was too late to get in on his recruitment.

Come on down, Dominique.

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47 Comments for Dominique Hawkins will announce his decision Wednesday at 8 a.m.

  1. No surprise here
    12:08 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    I think it’s pretty obvious he’s committing to UK

  2. Disappearing posts???
    12:10 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Where did the post about Goodwin go?

  3. HeSaidWhat?
    12:12 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    It’s UK…otherwise I don’t see him holding a press conference to say he’s going to Western or some other school.

  4. Tyler
    12:13 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Ben Roberts sAid Brad Stevens called Hawkins coach and was told it was too late to get in on receuitment.. Stevens said he was just checking to see if he was picking UK

  5. #winning
    12:13 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    He and Dakari Johnson have proven they are winners. That’s a valuable thing to have on a team

  6. BB
    12:18 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    I was at the ATL airport this morning and I overheard o couple of Coaches talking about random things when one of them said there was talk that Marcus Lee was de-committing from KY and looking at UNLV

  7. RICK
    12:20 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #6 , SURE YOU DID.

  8. UK Wildcat
    12:22 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Lee’s already signed his LOI, so….

  9. SexnNursinHomes
    12:22 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    6- What a shitty troll post. Not even believable. Come’on, you can troll better than this..

  10. Paul Bishop
    12:28 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Is #22 Blind?

  11. Tt
    12:39 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Come on down, you can sit down next to Sam M. Maybe by the time your a junior you can get 6-8 minutes.

  12. quick question
    12:46 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    any idea how this affects scholarships ? i am concerned that we don’t have enough, i know people keep repeating that we do, and that i should just trust Cal, and that these things work themselves out, but i need to ask again, do we have the scholarships, i mean enough for Wiggins and Hawkins? i can’t count higher than the fingers on my non-typing hand which has just one finger from a bizarre nose-picking incident (spoiler, it wasn’t my nose and don’t ever try to pick a lion’s nose while at the zoo)

  13. it should be
    12:57 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    A rule that any Mr. Basketball in KY gets a scholly to go there. I know it takes away from a scholly that could go to a “better” out of state player, but I hated seeing Chris Lofton in ugly orange, and that should never happen again. It also helps build up some year 4 talent around these studs Cal is already bringing in consistently

  14. m
    1:01 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #13. There are other schools in the state of KY. Why should UK be obligated to offer to a Mr. KY? I think the coaches should be able to recruit anybody they want. So I respectfully disagree with your idea, even though I believe Hawkins will be a Cat, and that Polson’s scholarship situation will depend on Wiggins assuming Polson comes back.

  15. Nice!
    1:03 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    10) Shouldn’t be funny, but it is. I’ve looked at that picture 5 times now and laugh harder every time. Thanks for pointing that out.

  16. no no no
    1:04 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Am I the only one that does not want a 6ft sg with no outside jumper? Who cares if he is Mr. ky…

  17. it should be
    1:05 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    14, Well they should never be obligated, more of an unwritten rule. Obviously if a Mr. Bball doesnt have grades they wouldnt get an offer, but we need some upper classmen, and we have let some good Mr. Bballs go to other schools that I’m sure would have loved to have gone to UK. Anthony Hickey would have been nice to have this year playing the point

  18. m
    1:16 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #17. With Hickey’s suspensions I’d say no thanks to him. Yes we needed a physical point guard, but would it be worth it?

  19. ThankfulCat
    1:22 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Big rumors swirling that Wiggins is all UK. Kansas sites reporting that 3 coaches told no by Wiggins-KU, UNC and FSU

  20. Kelkat
    1:23 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    This will be a great pick up for UK. UK needs PG depth and this kid by all accounts is a hard nosed player that would fit Cal’s system. He may not get much playing time at first but he will develop and be in the program for a several years. Cal scouted this kid in the state tournament and I think Cal has a good eye for talent.

  21. Mr Obvious
    1:25 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #12 – You better call the UK BB office and let them know of your concerns. They’ve probably never given the limit on scholarships a single thought.

  22. Shannon
    1:38 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    We need players like Hawkins that love UK and will be here for 4. Come on down!

  23. Scollyships
    1:43 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #12. 1-7) the committed freshmen, 8) WCS, 9) Wiltjer, 10) Poythress, 11) Hood (says he still has a scholarship).

    Noel – assume gone pro, Goodwin – gone pro, Polson – could go back to walk-on.

    So that leaves room for both Hawkins and Wiggins.

  24. STEVE!
    1:49 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    I wonder if he’ll have Western Kentucky, South Carolina, Morehead State, Purdue, Tennessee Tech and Murray State, and UK hats on the table at the press conference.

    17 – everyone talks about missing out on Chris Lofton, but would you have like to have seen these players in key roles at UK the past four years: Domonic Tilford, Walt Allen, Elisha Justice, and Nathan Dieudonne?

  25. it should be
    1:56 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    24, I hear ya, I really do. Sometimes the talent level in state of KY isnt worthy of a scholly to the best bball team in the land, I cant argue with that. All I’m saying is one of those guys could have turned into something good under Cal, and we would always have some sort of upperclassmen on the team who have shown they can compete. If you were to add those guys and take away Twany Beckham, Sam Malone, Todd Lanter and Brian Long I wouldn’t say we are trading down, would you? I know schollys can get in way, but I know Cal can always find a way. Just would be a really cool thing if UK ever did it.

  26. ukcat58
    2:06 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Dominique will come and be a CAT and be another KY native that will be beloved by the fans. Coach Cal and his coaching colleagues invested a lot of time watching Dom compete. He will be a great asset to our incoming great class –
    Go Cats!

  27. MCHS student
    2:07 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    He is having a big assembly to announce. Gonna be a great fit for UK

  28. jaws2
    2:51 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    This kid will play at UK, and not ‘mop up minutes’ either. He’ll be another guy with a huge heart and a can’t lose attitude to go with some talent. He’s not a Harrison, but he’ll make those guys play in practice; count on it.

  29. frankfortcats
    3:32 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    I think it would be great for Hawkins to come to Kentucky. Calipari would avoid the ill effects of NOT grabbing a KY Mr. Basketball (a la Tubby Smith with Chris Lofton) and he would be a solid player for 4 years. That being said, while Hawkins is a good player, his HS stats are comparable or worse to Polson’s. And Polson was a walk-on who earned a scholarship. I am all for getting this kid, but it also sounds like after winning the state title he got a bit too big for his britches. Yes, he is a good player and would a good piece on our team for years, but it sounds like he is almost demanding a scholarship, which is a little bit pushy for a 2* player, especially considering the incoming class.

  30. tim
    4:02 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    I am asking a a true UK fan…. but is Hawkins really Kentucky material??? or just on the team for show ?? he is not that tall is he ? 6.. foot 2 or 1 .. Just asking an honest question.. i know he has heart but asking?

  31. Yep
    4:09 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    If Hawkins commits and Polson returns on scholarship, then we are at 13. If Polson is walk on or decides not to play because he is graduating, then we still have one for Wiggins. And of course that would mean if Hawkins doesn’t come, we have a scholarship for Wiggins regardless of what Polson does.

  32. Dan
    4:16 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    @ 30….So was Anthony Epps and more recently Eric Bledsoe. Never underestimate a Kentucky kids heart. Makes up for talent in alot of ways. Not John Wall talent there’s no disputing that but heart will beat talent when talent doesn’t have desire.

  33. chase
    4:22 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Cats fans will love this kid. A diamond in the rough. A great kid, a great competitor and a game that is good enough. He does not pound his chest and is a team player. Who does not think we need a kid like this has not watched him play much or at all.

  34. TheColoradoWildcat
    4:41 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Question: Jon Hood says he already has a scholarship, and yet we expect that Polson will walk on again. Based on playing time, and contributions that past couple years should that not be reversed?

    29 – He IS asking for a scholarship to play at UK. Not sure his family can afford the walk-on route. If he chooses any other of the schools that want him, he gets a full ride. So, if family is not wealthy enough to pay his way, why would he not say: “I can come there, but only if I get a scholarship.” Do you want him to go to practice, attend all the classes required, put in all the study time needed to stay qualified, and then work someplace to pay for the tuition as well. When do you propose he sleep?

    He may be only a 2* in the minds of the so-called experts [remember, ex=has been, and “spurt”=a little drip under pressure!] but how many time do you recall knowing that Coach Cal, and ALL the assistants spent and entire week watching a 2* player? Cal sees something that the “experts” have missed. And like the others are saying, he will be here for more than a year or two, and that bodes well for the future.

  35. Chairman Rowe
    4:52 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    @32: Bledsoe is from Alabama. He was also a 5* recruit coming out of high school. However, I would like to see Hawkins play for UK. I think he’ll be a solid contributor in his Jr./Sr. years.

  36. Wildcatsteeler
    5:29 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Good to hear.

  37. Tom Blevins
    5:41 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    30. Right now we have 4 people who can play guard next year. And unless we get Wiggens, James Young will be our starting small forward. That leaves the Harrison twins and Jon Hood to play guard. Adding another guard to our roster is important for our success. Is Hawkins good enough to meet our needs? One answer is, his stock improved as a result of his performance in the state tournament. There have been good players before who were unnoticed until late in their high school careers. Another answer, he’s probably the best guard still available. I think he can be a solid player for us, probably not a one-and-done, but we don’t need all one-and-dones anyway. If Hawkins becomes part of the big Blue family, let’s all make him feel welcome.
    29. I think Tennessee engaged in revisionist history re: Chris Lofton. As I remember it, he had no desire to go to Kentucky, grew up a Louisville fan, but spurned Pitino’s scholarship offer, when it came with the condition that he give up football for his senior year of high school.

  38. ksu
    6:36 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    this is a joke!!!! the kid couldnt back me up at K state.

  39. UK101
    6:51 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    For those of you who don’t think Dominique isn’t good enough to be a solid 4 year player may be uninformed. Sure he may not contribute right away but he has a lot of heart. And the reason he is “demanding” a scholarship is because his family may not have the funds to support his college funds, therefore needing a scholarship just to go to college. Look into his situation before assuming things.

  40. David C.
    7:13 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    If Cal doesn’t get Hawkins, he’s missing an important detail about Kentucky basketball. Our great in-state players spend their lives dreaming about wearing the Kentucky logo across their chests, and once they hit the Big Blue court, they are not just playing for the future NBA, but are playing for their families, their communities, and their lives. Home-bred Kentucky boys are a vital ingredeint to the mix.

  41. ksu
    7:18 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    if he wants to play, he should go to one of the other d1 institutions. instead you want him to waste away on the bench. all playing for uk will get him is a middle man. job at a bank. but if he wants, when jarrod leaves, he can take his seat. both deserve better.

  42. tim
    7:37 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #32 REALLY i think you are way wrong. if he comes close to Anthoney epps career,,,,,let me know if you see that. Eric Bledsoe???? are you serious….Bledsoe could of been amazing at Kentucky if he stayed…

  43. tim
    7:43 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    listen im all for this young man. i just hate to see a kid come ride the pine…. im all for him being a UK PLAYER.. but these are things to debate….am i not somewhat correct…??? yes we need good back ups yes….. yes..

  44. Diehardcatfan
    8:45 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    Hawkins will be a stud at UK..All I want is a kid that really bleeds blue and wants to be here..This kid is fast and can jump like John Wall..He reminds me of Bledsoe as well.. Well under the radar..You’ll see!

  45. Diehardcatfan
    8:47 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    If your a Kentucky fan..You shouldnt have anything bad to say about recruits..!

  46. Ksu
    8:50 pm April 8, 2013 Permalink

    #44, your a retard. He’s 5’10. He’s not as good as polson, justice, hickey. Stud? Wtf? Oh yeah, he’s not any faster & can’t jump any higher either. Quit blowing smoke.

  47. CatFan94
    1:44 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    There will be a pep rally the day he is announcing at Madison Central, the entire school behind his school decision.