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:
– Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 13, 2017