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Dominique Hawkins: “This is the funnest group I’ve been around all my four years here”


Dominique Hawkins has been a part of some great teams during his four years at Kentucky, but after the Cats’ run in the SEC Tournament, he told reporters that this squad is the most fun he’s been around, which is some seriously high praise.

This is the funnest group of guys I’ve been around since I’ve been here for four years. Everybody is just coming together. We have a great brotherhood on and off the court.”

More fun than the 2015 squad that went 38-1? When asked about it again, Dominique doubled down.

“Like I was saying, this is the funnest group I’ve been around all my four years here. Everybody just loves each and everybody. As the freshmen came in, they didn’t come in shy at all. They were ready to meet the guys and just able to communicate with us as well. I’m not a really talkative person, but they turned me into a talkative person. When I’m around them I want to talk. I know, right? Just when I’m around them they make me want to talk and talk about basketball and other stuff we always talk about.”

Hawkins also doled out kudos to sophomore Isaiah Briscoe, who he said is the most vocal guy he’s ever seen in a huddle or timeout.

“It starts off with leadership. Isaiah (Briscoe), he’s our leader. I’ve never seen a guy so vocal in the huddles and timeouts. He motivates me in the timeout huddle. He tells us we need to get this stop, we need to make these plays and all the freshmen are growing up. They know what they need to do to prepare themselves for the games now.”

Quotes like this make me feel really good about this squad. So do videos like these of them celebrating the SEC Championship:

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4 Comments for Dominique Hawkins: “This is the funnest group I’ve been around all my four years here”

  1. BlueGrass
    12:39 pm March 14, 2017 Permalink

    It’s a lot easier to have fun when you’re getting some PT as well.

    So, Briscoe is more talkative in huddles than Ulis?

    1:19 pm March 14, 2017 Permalink

    It’s obvious and everyone can see that these guys love each other a genuine love at that, and that can go a long way when your fighting for your lives every game in the NCAA tournament because none of them want this ride to end. With that being said I was one of the people that counted them out during their rough patch during the season. Now like so many other people I am back on the bandwagon. They are hitting their stride just at the right time, I always said this is a Neutral court team. They play better on a NEUTRAL site than even at Rupp. Can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in the NCAA. Last ride for the Kentucky boys Dom and Derrick. I like my team and can’t wait to watch them chase number 9.

  3. maximumscott
    2:50 pm March 14, 2017 Permalink

    Ive always been the fan to say they would get it together! Feels good to be a REAL FAN. Objectively speaking they had issues and I accepted that. I also accepted that it would take time to get better. Well, time is the ultimately answer amd they are clicking and Swaggy Cal is back! Look for a great tourny run from this group!

  4. TrueBlueJohn
    3:40 pm March 14, 2017 Permalink

    I’m glad to see Dom and Derek earn the PT that they are getting now. If everyone on the team played with the heart that Dom does, the Cats would be odds-on favorites to win the whole shooting match. There is something that home-grown players feel for the program that is different from others. It is like the girl in the SEC commercials, it just means more.