Dominique Hawkins sparks defense in blowout win over Robert Morris

Dominique Hawkins - photo by Bo Morris | Kentucky Sports Review
Dominique Hawkins – photo by Bo Morris | Sports Review

doesn’t have to worry about pushing in practice.

In fact, there are times when he even has to pull back on the reins with the freshman guard.

“The kid works so hard,” Calipari said. “His heart rate is–I have to stop him because I’m afraid he’s going to fall out.”

Hawkins came to as the final piece of a top-ranked class and the least-heralded of the eight Wildcat freshmen, leading most to assume the Richmond, Ky., native’s future as a regular contributor was likely a year or more down the road. But just weeks into the season, Hawkins’ tireless effort has become impossible to ignore.

He earned first-half playing time against State, holding his own in a 1-2 matchup. In the days that followed, Calipari said Hawkins’ role would expand further.

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