Wisconsin for a while was getting plenty of guys that fit his profile and finding success with them. First player that comes to mind was Zach Showalter. Wherever this kid ends up I’m interested in seeing how he does.Read an article on Casey and it highlighted a kid named Sami Osmani. Checked out his video and has me hoping that we recruit him as a walk on.
New Hawkins video. Kid can shoot it, and even picks up a T for taunting. :thumb:
I feel like he gets lost in the discussions for our team growth next year. Curbelo and Miller dominate the discussions here, especially the whole "Is Miller coming if Ayo stays" talk, but Hawkins could easily fill our top need for next year (someone who can spell Giorgi at the 4 and play the stretch 4). Only concern for him next year is strength to battle down low, but he has range unlike anyone else who can currently play the 4 for us.This kid will play day one and will assist us relieving Giorgi, entry passes into both him and Kofi as well as raise our 3pt shooting. He was way behind any line he needed to be, the distance is there.
Really believe this kid fits a need and don’t care about his ranking. He will play a lot next year if he can play defense.
Hawkins appears to have a nice stroke, decent handle, and good body control around the rim. Has potential at 6’10. On the downside appears weak and not quick. Hopefully can improve significantly in those respects.
Here is an assessment to think about:
Superior (above avg) 3-point shooter with a soft touch. Shoots off dribble (can handle the ball in open court). Tries to play inside but strength is not there (Fletch?). Good athlete and a true small forward. ?