MIAMI - Former UC Davis guard Corey Hawkins, the first player in school history to receive Associated Press All-America honors, is the newest member of the Miami Heat after signing a contract with the organization on Friday.
With the announcement, the reigning national three-point champion is the first Aggie to earn a spot on a NBA training camp roster.
UC Davis’ first-ever Big West Player of the Year, and two-time league scoring champion, helped engineer the biggest turnaround in Division I college basketball last season by leading the Aggies to a 25-7 overall record - including an unbeaten 14-0 mark at home. With Hawkins leading the way, UC Davis also earned its first-ever Big West regular season championship and inaugural Division I postseason appearance in the National Invitation Tournament.
Hawkins, a two-time league scoring champion and reigning Big West Conference Player of the Year, ranked seventh in the nation at 20.9 points per game and led the NCAA by shooting .488 from beyond the arc. An All-District IX selection from both the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and National Association of Basketball Coaches, Hawkins finished among the Big West's best in 10 different statistical categories, earning additional All-America honors when he was named a finalist for the Lou Henson Award - presented to the top Division I mid-major player in the country.
Hawkins finished his career at UC Davis as the program’s all-time No. 2 scorer with 1,694 career points - the highest total recorded by a three-year letterwinner in the 105-year history of the program.
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