Hawkins Named National Player of the Week

College Insider is the third outlet to honor Corey Hawkins for his spectacular performance in both Big West games played last week.

Jan. 22, 2013

BOSTON - Corey Hawkins received additional acclaim for his efforts in last week’s Big West games from College Insider as its Lou Henson National Player of the Week.

Hawkins is the second Big West Conference player this season to receive the Lou Henson Award, presented weekly to the top mid-major player in Division I college basketball. 

Last Monday, the sophomore guard also garnered Big West Conference and College Sports Madness national Mid-Major Player of the Week honors.

Hawkins broke the Aggies’ single-game scoring record with 40 points in a road win over Hawai’i last Saturday. Hawkins was 10-for-14 from the field, including an incredible 8-of-9 from three-point territory to tie a UC Davis single-game three-point record. His eight threes also match a Hawai’i all-time record for the most field goals recorded by a Rainbow Warrior opponent. Hailing from Goodyear, Ariz., Hawkins also drained 12 consecutive free throw attempts in the final 1:53 to help hold off Hawaii's comeback.

Earlier in the week Hawkins finished with 17 points, three rebounds, five assists and four steals in a road win at Cal State Northridge.

The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005, Henson was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779, and still remains the most successful men’s basketball coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. Henson is also one of only 12 head coaches in the history of the game to reach the Final Four with two different teams.