Looking to 2014: Byron Hawkins

Posted In Recruiting - By Josh Holman On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 With 0 Comments


Each week we hope to spotlight a players who hold scholarship offers to play at George Mason. Today, we take a look at Byron Hawkins from Good Counsel in Maryland.

Hawkins is a tough 6’1 point guard who can both score and defend. He plays AAU basketball for DC Assault, a traditional power in the area.  Hawkins is explosive with the ball and can change speeds which helps create space between him and the defender.

“I try to model my game after Kyrie Irving,” Hawkins said. “I’m a crafty, quick, scoring guard that can shoot.”

While Hawkins says Towson and William & Mary are recruiting him the hardest, he also holds offers from George Mason, St. Joseph’s, UNCG, George Washington, Delaware, Drexel, and Fairfield. Hawkins knows what he’s looking for from a school.

“My priority is first academics. Then, I need to like the environment and see if the basketball program fits my style of play.”

Hawkins plans on playing with DC Assault this summer and to visit some of the schools on his list. While he isn’t close to a decision yet, he did mention that he would like to have a decision made sometime before next high school season.

Hawkins hopes to improve this summer so that he can not only be ready for his senior year in the WCAC, one of the toughest high school conferences in the country, but also for college basketball.

“I definitely need to get stronger. I need to work on being a vocal leader at the PG spot.”

About - Josh Holman is a 2001 graduate of George Mason University. He has been following Mason recruiting since the late 1990's and was the creator of TheMasonBench.com, a now defunct site that was dedicated to George Mason basketball. He currently resides just outside of Springfield, IL.

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