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Watch Dominique Hawkins Fly

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Yesterday afternoon during an intense 2.5 hour practice, the Commonwealth’s own Dominique Hawkins felt like taking a break from it all and decided to go on a flight. Unfortunately for Marcus Lee, it just so happened to be right in his face. The “Helmet Dunk” from yesterday was widely publicized by those in attendance, but it unfortunately couldn’t be seen by the general public. That was until now.

CoachCal.com has the video of Dominique Hawkins’ posterization of Marcus Lee, and as the screenshot below indicates, it’s well worth your time.

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Article written by Jonathan Schuette

27 Comments for Watch Dominique Hawkins Fly



  1. nah
    11:32 am January 5, 2014 Permalink

    only awarded to Dominique because this is as close to a ‘poster’ as he’ll see



  2. Brandon
    12:02 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    anyone else notice WCS appeared to have dyed his hair back to black/dark brown? he’s on the blue squad



  3. Mass Confusion
    12:04 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    Jonathan “The NInjas Are Coming” Schuette



  4. cats42301
    12:07 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    Brandon, you’re a day late brother. There was a post on WCS hair yesterday.



  5. CatsBBN
    12:26 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    I love how hype the whole team gets. Really looks like they are having more fun together. And #1, make sure you put all the players down for making good plays in practice and then complain when they aren’t playing well. Just don’t comment if you’re gonna be negative. Your input is not needed.



    • St Ronnie was a moron
      12:44 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

      Great post, the enthusiasm & joy in the team was a great thing to witness.
      This does not bode well for SEC opponents



  6. wldctky
    12:41 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    that was a normal baseline dunk….he didn’t dunk on anyone, Lee was just late in getting there



  7. ericc
    12:53 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    Must say I was pretty disappointed with this.. was expecting much more.. Still nice though



  8. binarysolo
    12:57 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    Cal should also institute a Free Throw Jersey. Whoever has the worst FT percentage in practice has to wear one of those crappy Christmas Day Short-sleeve NBA jerseys. So humiliating!



    • Riggo
      2:25 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

      Exactly. And 1950’s basketball shorts.



  9. UKBlue
    1:00 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    That wasn’t really a helmet award kinda dunk, it was nice, but not helmet awarding. Who the hell was Marcus guarding; man was he way out of position, kid was in no mans land. That play only happened because Marcus was so lost. Head on a swivel Marcus (Anchorman voice)



    • Garmaster
      8:15 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

      Marcus was guarding Willie so he was up to help on the screen Willie is setting. The problem is he is not seeing man and ball. It’s a well designed play to take away weak side help. It looks like Willis sees it coming, he could have got there to stop if he ran all out to get there.



  10. CatsBBN
    1:00 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    I’m not claiming the dunk as a posterize but the fact that he went for it says something about him as a player and how hard he is working. Just wish people wouldn’t take away from a player making a good play by downsizing it. So what he didn’t jump straight over him and tear the rim down, still a great play and worth the helmet dunk considering his size and Lee’s shot blocking ability. Late or not Lee didn’t think Dom would throw it down. He thought he had an easy block on a layup. He thought wrong. Lol



  11. Rise
    1:10 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    Dominique needs to thank John Hood for the weak defense.



    • Well,
      4:27 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

      In due time, he will be doing that to lots of defenders.



  12. Shawn
    1:20 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    He didnt even dunk on Lee. I mean kudos for the little guy getting up there and being agressive but that was not even remotely close to being a ‘poster dunk”. Lee was just late as usual rotating back over and picking up the man driving to the basket.



  13. Ez
    1:20 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    I agree with cats bbn, what’s eith the negativity regarding the Dunk , like cats BBN I loved it , but as a true UK fan the first thing that I noticed in the video was that the players Seem to be communicating a lot better I was also pleased with how they reacted after the dunk we haven’t seen a lot of that in the last two years…



  14. UKALLDay
    1:41 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    I was going to leave a comment on Coachcal.com, but I would never disrespect the BEST COACH in America like that. But can SOMEONE please tell MARCUS LEE to stop gathering before his jump, it really makes him a ineffective shot blocker (Also waste his great length) when he has to gather before he jumps. He is WASTING time! I do not know if they keep a helmet count, but I GUARANTEE that MARCUS LEE will have the most helmets before the year is over. All of the great shot blockers Anthony, Nerlens, and even Willie are quick jumpers. Anthony used to catch balls while they were either mid flight or still in the offensive players hands…. He was the best at the first jump and the best at the second jump.



    • CatsBBN
      1:47 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

      We need more fans like you. Not negative criticism but a good point. So many people on here would be quick to say he just sucks without looking at why he has a hard time blocking shots with his size and leaping ability. Valid point and I would think someone has said something to him and maybe working on it but nevertheless it’s something he needs to get better at to be an effective shot blocker



    • binarysolo
      1:54 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

      I’m wondering if his jump mechanics carry over from playing volleyball?



    • CatsBBN
      2:00 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

      It’s possible. I don’t know much about volleyball or anything at all really but I do see volleyball players take that step first instead of exploding straight up off of 2 feet. I could see that being a bad habit carrying over.



    • catsfanatic
      2:26 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

      From a basketball player converted to volleyball player: As a volleyball player, the 2 step you see volleyball players is how they’re taught to jump. It allows for more power transfer from the hitter to the ball, however looking at the video, if he jumped straight up, he would’ve been nowhere near even making an attempt at the block. It was a good backdoor cut by Dominque



  15. Jimmy Dykes
    1:50 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    That was a violent cut!



  16. Ez
    2:00 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    I love this website, how many other fans do u think are chatting with complete strangers on a daily basis reguarding their teams, bbn is so strong



  17. Ez
    2:00 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    Also excellent point ukallday



  18. Orange Soda King
    5:22 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    Glad to see the video! Looks like a solid dunk to me, he beat Marcus Lee. I hope to see him do something like this in game!

    And sorry, but here’s a shameless plug: A brand new Dominique Hawkins UK non-conference highlight video I made:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjcy5-zY0tI

    Go ‘Cats!!



  19. Hoodless
    5:37 pm January 5, 2014 Permalink

    Marcus left his man (Willis?) who was at the free throw line to try to cover up the regular piss poor defense of Jon Hood (I think it was who was supposed to be guarding Hawkins).

    In other words, why doesn’t HOOD wear the helmet?? The blame is on Hood not Marcus. Is Marcus supposed to guard TWO people? No, Hood is supposed to move his typical lazy feet and always be on guard for the back door cut! THIS is why Hood doesn’t and hasn’t played much. He refuses to commit to defense. So Cal sits him.