Wednesday, April 10, 2013
How Hawkins can fit at Kentucky
By Luke Lapinski
There are only so many minutes to go around, and Kentucky's incoming freshman class alone could more than fill up an entire game. The Wildcats once again have the nation's No. 1 recruiting haul heading to campus in 2013 -- one that already includes six top 20 prospects.
Another elite recruit could actually still be on the way, but it was a slightly off-the-radar player that committed to John Calipari's program today. Dominique Hawkins announced he'll be playing his college ball in Lexington, meaning UK now has eight freshman lined up for next season.
Six of those freshmen are All-Americans, and the Wildcats are returning some talent from this year's roster as well. So where exactly will the three-star recruit fit in? For one, he can provide the team with some depth at the point guard position behind Andrew Harrison. Plus, with Archie Goodwin turning pro and Ryan Harrow transferring over to Georgia State, he may be able to grab a few minutes here and there along the perimeter. The main thing to remember with Hawkins is that he's not heading to Kentucky with the intention of being a one-and-done player. Many of his future teammates are though, meaning he could potentially be a steady piece amid plenty of transition over the next four years.