Dominique Hawkins battles for backup spot after sparkling spring

Dominique Hawkins - original photo by Chet White | UKAthletics.com
Dominique Hawkins – original photo by Chet White | UKAthletics.com

’s class includes five 5-star recruits and six top-50 players, according to ESPN.

But Dominique Hawkins, the final and lowest-rated commitment, is the only one to play at Rupp Arena and win a championship.

While playing for Madison Central High School at Rupp Arena in March, freshman guard Hawkins averaged 27 points per game as a point guard. In front of head coach John Calipari and his assistants, Hawkins led the team to three comeback victories en route to winning the state championship on March 10.

The Richmond native played against future teammates Aaron and at the County Hoop Fest in December 2012 and was effective offensively, scoring 29 points and adding six rebounds against Travis High School (Texas).

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