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Dominique Hawkins commits to Kentucky

Apr 10, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

Dominique Hawkins, Dontez Byrd

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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