That’s right. It’s D-Hawk’s 22nd Birthday. It feels like just yesterday he was Madison Central’s Mr. Basketball, winning the Sweet 16 to earn a scholarship offer to UK. Now he’s a 22 year old senior. Where has the time gone?
During those four years, he’s exceeded the expectations many set for the instate star. Arriving with the infamous 40-0 hyped Class of 2013, few outside of Central Kentucky thought he’d see minutes as a freshmen. Yet there he was, shutting down Russ Smith in the Sweet 16. His defensive efforts helped the Cats advance to an improbable National Championship birth.
He’s showed steady improvement since then, reaching a climax against Louisville last December. None of his 13 points were bigger than the three-pointer with 2:43 left that extended Kentucky’s lead to five.
Enjoy your day, Dominique; dance the night away.
– Dominique Hawkins (@Dhawk_25) May 24, 2016