On college basketball’s biggest stage, 2013 Kentucky Mr. Basketball Dominique Hawkins continues to surpass any and all expectations laid out before him.
The 6’0″ combo guard from Richmond, KY has proven his worth among a freshman class that included 6 McDonald’s All-Americans by way of hard work and discipline. John Calipari has publicly raved time and time again that the young Hawkins has not only the best attitude among the Wildcats’ roster, but he is the only player performing at a level at which Coach Cal wants him to be.
To attest to this fact, in 191 minutes of play through the season’s first 14 games, Dominique has committed only 5 turnovers. Combined with the best on-ball defense on the team (save for maybe Willie Cauley-Stein), Hawkins’ highly efficient play has cemented his role as a crucial part of the Wildcats’ rotation.
H/t to Thomas Beisner for the original tweet this afternoon: [LINK]