March 10, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. – Junior guard Corey Hawkins was named to the all-Big West Conference second team as announced by the league Monday. Each one of the three all-league teams were determined through votes received by all nine Big West men’s basketball head coaches.
“Corey proved again this season that he is one of the best players in the Big West; he recorded some unbelievable numbers despite facing other team’s best defender(s) every game,” said UC Davis head coach Jim Les.
Hawkins averaged a team-high 18.0 points–the second-highest figure among all Big West players–in addition to a league-high 1.47 steals per game. The native of Goodyear, Ariz., also ended the regular season ranked No. 7 in free throw percentage (.757) and No. 9 in assists (2.97 apg) in the conference.
Besides finishing with team-high points (539) and steals (44) totals, Hawkins also led all Aggies in field goals made (171), total rebounds (135) and free throws made (159)–finishing three free throws shy of tying the program’s all-time single-season mark.
Successful in recording his 1,000th career point against Cal State Northridge (2/6)–Hawkins posted a total of 49 points in his freshman season at Arizona State prior to transferring to UC Davis–he scored his 1,000th point as an Aggie two games later, at Cal State Fullerton (2/13).
Hawkins will enter the 2014-15 season ranked No. 16 in scoring in the 102-year history of UC Davis men's basketball.
Led by his 34-point effort against Nevada earlier in the season, also tying a personal career high for the most field goals recorded in a single game (12), Hawkins scored double figures in all but two of his 30 games played this past season.
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