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Louisville AAU team says Hawkins will sign with UK tomorrow

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Whoever runs the Twitter account for the Louisville Magic, an AAU squad out of Louisville, sent a tweet today saying Hawkins will sign with Kentucky on Friday. That’s very unlikely, considering the signing period is three weeks away, but an official commitment could be on the horizon.

One of Hawkins’ high school teammates also tweeted the news, saying, “To know one of my brothers is committing to UK on Friday makes me proud teammate.”

It sounds like Hawkins is telling his peers that UK will have a scholarship for him and he’ll gladly accept the offer. He’s scheduled to meet with Calipari tomorrow.

Come on down?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

81 Comments for Louisville AAU team says Hawkins will sign with UK tomorrow



  1. Jeff
    12:23 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Man I hope so. Hawkins could be the next Darius Miller. He will be proud of the Kentucky jersey like Miller thats for sure. I really hope this true. You wont here this kid excited about playing in the D League!



  2. Dakari Stoops
    12:24 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    FIRST!!



  3. Dakari Stoops
    12:25 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    If true this is a great signing that will help us for years to come and he seems like a great kid



  4. Tyler Cox
    12:26 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Kinda hard to sign with Kentucky when the signing period doesn’t start till April 17th



  5. John
    12:27 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    jeez? how many players are going to be on this team next year?



  6. blue reality
    12:27 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    He can’t sign Ish tomorrow….



  7. Dakari Stoops
    12:28 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Way to kill the mood cox…lol



  8. blue reality
    12:28 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    just what we need……another guard that can’t shoot from outside.



  9. o'boro catfan
    12:29 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    I have heard Jack Givens make the comment that UK should have a standing offer to the boys and girls high school player of the year every year. His reason was “the best in the state of Kentucky should go to the best basketball program in the nation”! I agree



  10. Han
    12:29 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    If true, it means at least 1 of WCS, Poythress, Goodwin, Hood, Harrow, or Wiltjer is definitely gone/off scholarship.



  11. marcus
    12:29 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Does this mean no Wiggins?



  12. UKNation
    12:30 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Does this mean bad news on the Wiggins front?



  13. Ferrells Cheeseburger
    12:30 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Thought he was only getting a ride if no Wiggins?



  14. Han
    12:30 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    9) Not to be mean to them, but that means you always take a Josh Carrier or Brandon Stockton, and sometimes that means you don’t offer someone else who’s better.



  15. Han
    12:31 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    13) Guys, Hawkins coming tells us more about Harrow or Hood, I think, or that one of this year’s frosh has already decided to leave. Unless Wiggins tells Cal there’s no way he’s coming, Cal will make sure he has a spot.



  16. Ryan Harrow
    12:32 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Bye everybody!



  17. UK Wildcat
    12:33 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    If WCS is actually staying like he indicated on twitter, one of these 4 players will NOT be on scholarship next season.

    Goodwin
    Poythress
    Wiltjer
    Hood

    Scenarios

    1) Archie Goodwin declares for the NBA draft
    2) Alex Poythress declares for the NBA draft
    3) Alex Poythress transfers to another program
    4) Kyle Wiltjer transfers to another program
    5) Jon Hood transfers to another program as a graduate student
    6) Jon Hood walks-on next season
    7) Jon Hood is made a graduate assistant coach



  18. I Say
    12:34 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Bye Ryan Harrow



  19. marcus
    12:35 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Does this mean no Jai Lucas?



  20. Crizzle
    12:35 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    16. Thanks for nothing



  21. Crizzle
    12:37 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Harrow isn’t in class today if that means anything



  22. Sammydog
    12:38 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Hood graduates in May and will be a graduate student next year if he uses his 1 year of elgibility. He loses his scholarship when he graduates. Both Hawkins and Wiggins are coming. Wait and see if this is not correct.



  23. Andrew Wiggins
    12:39 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Dont worry bout me BBN, I’ll be playing for you guys next year!



  24. Simon Says
    12:40 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Harrow transfer



  25. jb
    12:40 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Thank you 18. Yes, it most likely means Harrow is out. And will you people stop being concerned about Wiggins in terms of if this scholarship offer to Hawkins means no scholarship for Wiggins. I mean really, come on man. Use your brain. Calipari knows what he is doing. You really don’t think that there will be a scholarship for Wiggins? That’s laughable. The guy is the best pro prospect coming out of high school since LeBron James. I think we can make room



  26. bluesman
    12:41 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Next Darius Miller? Miller was 6′ 7″ F/G Hawkins 6’0″ SG Miller ranked in top forty Hawkins maybe in top 500 maybe get real fans!!!!



  27. Brandon Stockton
    12:43 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Is this the next me?



  28. blue reality
    12:44 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    #26 You hit it on the head……..a 6’0 SG that can’t shoot from outside….



  29. wildcat813
    12:50 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    #14 and #26 nailed it….I don’t understand all the hype for this kid.



  30. Dakari Stoops
    12:51 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Harrow plans to transfer to The Colorado Horticulture of Kenyan Enterprise school also known as C.H.O.K.E



  31. Cokely
    12:54 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    25.) think twice before calling people out. It doesn’t mean we wouldn’t have room for wiggins and would turn him down. People are afraid it means wiggins turned us down so it opened a scholly for Hawkins.



  32. Ajh
    12:54 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    smart move by Cal if this kid is as good as ppl are saying he is. is he better than polson was in h.s.?



  33. JKUK
    12:55 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    My predictions: WCS is going pro. And Hood or Polson may not be back. UK will get Wiggins. Harrow, Poythress, Goodwin, and Wiltjer are staying. If WCS goes pro, I think Noel may come back.



  34. UK Student
    12:59 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Jon Hood was on crutches today in class. Anybody know any information on that?



  35. Tyler Cox
    1:00 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    33)
    Noel will not come back. If you are the projected #1 pick, you can’t do any better than that



  36. bill
    1:00 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    33. there are still people like you that really think Noel might come back??? SMH



  37. Roland
    1:00 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Great News1 Cal investing in the future.



  38. Tyler Cox
    1:01 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    34)
    He watched a video on Andrew Wiggins and it broke his ankles



  39. Dakari Stoops
    1:02 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    If Noel comes back I will dye my hair blonde and start making German soap operas



  40. David
    1:06 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Where’s he gonna sign? I live in Richmond and I wanna see it live.



  41. @33 LOL
    1:06 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    33 makes me laugh SMDH



  42. UKfanNKY
    1:10 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    First #8 you are not right at all get your facts right before you open your mouth. The Kid can shoot, he’s tough and can play best of all he will be a four (4) year player!!! I hope he does commit the BBN welcomes you! GO CATS!!!



  43. D. Hawkins
    1:11 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    to Cal the other day:

    So, I won’t hesitate
    No more, no more.
    It cannot wait,
    I’m sure.
    There’s no need to complicate.
    Our time is short.
    This is our fate,
    I’m yours.



  44. jk
    1:11 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    To those of you who keep saying that Hawkins can’t shoot from the outside, here are the numbers. He shot 50% overall this year, including 35% from 3. While he is not a deadeye outside shooter, he is definitely better than you say. Also, anyone who saw him in the Sweet 16 knows that he hit many clutch shots, including some very important 3’s. Add to that the fact that he shot 75% from the free throw line for the year and hit tons of important foul shots during the Sweet 16. Bottom line, the kid can play.



  45. Ksu
    1:12 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    If he goes to uk he’s stupid



  46. Internet Scuttlebutt
    1:13 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Hood will graduate and get an academic scholarship.



  47. jb
    1:14 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    @ 31. He hasn’t turned us down yet. Calipari is meeting him today. So be careful who you call out



  48. Tyler
    1:17 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t know about the comparisons with Darius Miller. Miller was the 42nd best player in the 2008 class according to Rivals. Hawkins doesn’t appear to be anywhere close to that level.



  49. jb
    1:17 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    @ 31. And read ppl’s comments carefully as well. Yes there are ppl who think that Wiggins has turned us down, and that’s fine, but he hasn’t and that’s why Cal is meeting with him. But, that wasn’t even my point. If you read what I said, it was only directed to the people that talk about Wiggins not getting a scholly bc of Hawkins and the scholly limit



  50. jb
    1:22 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    @ 31. Anytime you want me to put simple rhetoric into perhaps even simplier terms, I would gladfuly ablidge but don’t try to refute my post in condescending fashion when you do not even have he ability to accurately interpret what I have stated.



  51. Dakari Stoops
    1:25 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    So from what im reading it sounds like we have a guy that is going to give us exactly what Darius Miller gave us for 4 years !!!….People are just comparing the presence not that stats, He’s like Darius in the fact that he play HS ball in Kentucky and he’s probably going to win Mr. Basketball, So when you think about he’s actually a lot like Darius Miller he just won’t possess the same role as Darius Miller did in 08-12…..And he’s not a 6’7″ top 40 prospect



  52. Kick Rocks Says
    1:33 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    #43, Never thought I would see J. Mraz lyrics linked to a bball story. Nice touch.



  53. Bubba Earl
    1:33 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggin’s meeting with Coach Cal today to unfortunately let him know he will be elsewhere next season, thus, the freed up scholly for Hawkins.



  54. Richie Farmer
    1:36 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    You all make me sick



  55. Tyler
    1:38 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    53) Wiggins wouldn’t meet with Cal to tell him that, he would text or call. Plus Cal went to talk with him



  56. Roland
    1:44 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Heard Cal is meeting with Wiggins just after his school honors the young player.



  57. ColumbusCat
    1:50 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone know where he compares to Derrick Willin talent wise?



  58. Musehobo
    1:55 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    1. Noel is gone
    2. Hawkins’ scholly has nothing to do with Wiggins. Wiggins won’t decide till next month.
    3. Harrow is likely gone
    4. Sadly, WCS is prolly gone. He changed his twitter handle.

    Who knows about everyone else.



  59. Who?
    2:01 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    57… Who’s Derrick Willin



  60. Dakari Stoops
    2:02 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Damn Richie Farmer clogging up the comments



  61. rickybooby
    2:16 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    57 WILLIS is a much taller athletic wing player that isnt as good of a shooter as kyle but is more athletic and can actually defend. this kid wont get to play ever just cal trying to recruit 4 year players so people will get off his back. Miller could actually play and was good size the only way you can play sg as a 6’0 kid is to play with wall and cousins like bledsoe.



  62. niaps
    2:47 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    I for one welcome Hawkins to the team. Come on down and get some RINGS guy and help win some championships for the BBN. I like his spunk, determination, and a winning attitude. Show me any of that on this years team.



  63. jeff
    2:59 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    62, I couldnt say it any better!!!



  64. Jones Returns
    3:02 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    So I guess that means we won’t be getting Wiggins or Gordon…that’s disappointing



  65. Jones Returns
    3:04 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    wasted scholarshiip…



  66. Meh
    3:10 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Unless Billy Clyde is coming back, it is indeed a wasted scholarship with regard to hanging banners . . . if we are picking him up because he is a good kid from Kentucky and that makes us all feel good, then that’s fine.



  67. jk
    3:11 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    64… No one expects us to get Gordon, he is going to stay in the west. As for Wiggins, Coach Cal would not be meeting him today if we had no chance. Also, as has been said way too many times already, if Hawkins gets a scholarship, there will still be one available for Wiggins.

    65… There is no way that offering a scholarship to a solid player, who is a proven winner and by all accounts a great kid, should be considered as a waste.



  68. KYBlinders
    3:11 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    62 . . . if you think Hawkins could have done any better than this year’s players, you’re delusional.



  69. ProvenWinner
    3:14 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    67 . . . he was on a Ky state high school championship team that needed a leaning, fading, miracle 3 to win . . . that really doesn’t make him a proven anything? Kid can play basketball but let’s not anoint him the next Michael Avery.



  70. AaronJ
    3:17 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    We need kids like this that end up being 3 to 4 year players mixed in with the studs. It will pay off big time in a couple of years.



  71. Jones Returns
    3:31 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    #67…I’m no detective, but you don’t find it odd that Coach Cal meets with Wiggins this morning and 2 hours later we see a tweet confirming that Hawkins is coming to UK. That pretty much sums up how the meeting went. Wiggins says thanks but no thanks. After meeting Cal places a call to Hawkins and says we want you/we’ve got a spot available. And yes…Gordon was still a possibility despite whatever world you live in. So again, this WAS a wasted scholarship. I’d rather see UK just give it to a kid like Polson than burn it on a 3-star unproven kid from Richmond. Polson was a local who earned his scholarship…Hawkins should have to do the same. The only way there would be a scholarship available would be if we missed on Wiggins or Gordon and/or someone better like Harrow decided to transfer. Either way it’s a step back not forward…a.k.a a waste.



  72. Roland
    3:40 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Think I’ll just anoint him:
    The Next Cat.



  73. Mark Twain
    3:47 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    71, If there was an internet:

    I would say: “A good lie will have travled half way around the world while the truth is putting on her boots.”



  74. kentuckyrules
    3:58 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    71: you make NO sense at all. Why would call give Hawkins a scholly if he didn’t think he was any good? Cal didn’t recruit me…ya know why?? BC I am NO good by his standards, duh. If Cal didn’t want to give a scholly, he wouldn’t. He obviously thinks Hawkins has something to offer, so instead of missing him, a la Anthony Hickey (great defender @ LSU now) he’d rather get him instead of Hawkins going to S. Carolina …sheesh….has NOTHING to do w/ Wiggins…in fact, maybe to save paperwork, both were offered TODAY, but only one was boasting about it (Hawkins) as we know Wiggins is SHY.



  75. Bobbum man
    4:07 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with some of the others don’t really get all the hype for this kid… Yes it will be nice to have some 4 yr guys and ecspecislly a guy who dreams of playing for UK but as others said Darius was fairly highly rated nationally this guy isn’t even ranked…. Good get and I hope he turns into a stud just think this is getting a little blown out of proportion



  76. EarlyTimes85
    4:20 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    LOL. Hawkins DOMINATED the twins! how is he a wasted scholarship?



  77. Bleed Blue
    5:10 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    @71 is stupid. Wiggins in no way told Cal that he wasn’t coming to UK. Cal was just meeting with his future start to make sure everything was ok and let him know what next years roster is going to look like. Hood is going to a walk on position to open up a spot for Hawkins. Willie is coming back along with every body else except Noel. No way did today’s meeting with Wiggins hurt anything. It was 100% a good thing.



  78. Eric K
    5:21 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    #71 Hawkins coming has nothing to do with Wiggins….. WIGGINS WILL BE A WILDCAT!! GO CATS!!



  79. Wildcatsteeler
    5:33 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    I really hope this is true. After watching players phone-it-in all season it will be great to have a player that has true love for the program, will wear the jersey with pride, and give 100% every game.



  80. Jaybird
    5:38 pm March 28, 2013 Permalink

    Why do so many of you people get pissed off at others’ opinions? No one posting on here has a clue what Wiggins will do, what happened at any meetings, or what kind of career Hawkins will have in blue. I for one think the kid will do great & we all Wig out next year. That doesn’t mean I have to call others out that think differently. We are all BBN, lets just talk “what if’s” without people getting butt hurt at each other. We already have to deal with IU & UofL trolls, why give each other a hard time? Go Big Blue!!



  81. Jim
    10:29 am March 29, 2013 Permalink

    Some of you idiots need to change teams.Your not
    smart enough be UK fans.