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Dominique Hawkins commits to Kentucky

Dominique Hawkins, Dontez Byrd

Madison Central’s Dominique Hawkins, right, shoots near Ballard’s Dontez Byrd during the second quarter of the KHSAA Sweet 16 championship high school basketball game won by Madison Central 65-64 over Ballard at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, March 10, 2013. (AP Photo/James Crisp)


Dominique Hawkins, a 6-foot-1 guard from Madison Central in Kentucky, has committed to the Wildcats.

Hawkins isn’t a typical Kentucky basketball recruit. In fact, he’ll likely never see much playing time at the point guard spot. The schools that he picked Kentucky over? Appalachian State, Western Kentucky and Morehead State. Coach Cal didn’t bring him in to compete with the Harrisons for minutes in the back court.

But Hawkins was Mr. Basketball in the state of Kentucky. And he can play the point guard spot, which will be needed seeing as Jarrod Polson is the only other point guard on the Wildcat roster.

Hawkins becomes the eighth member of Kentucky recruiting class, which also includes six all-americans.

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