Derek Smith, Hersey Hawkins and Gerald Henderson are the fathers of soon-to-be major college basketball players. Smith's son Nolan is a sophomore at Duke. Henderson's son is a junior at Duke. Their 76ers backcourt mate was Johnny Dawkins, is a former Duke assistant and current Stanford head coach.
On Saturday night, while visiting Arizona State unofficially, Hawkins' son picked the Sun Devils. Corey Hawkins, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Goodyear (Ariz.) Estrella Mountains. Hawkins is a member of the Class of 2010.
Hawkins also considered Stanford and LSU. "ASU is just going in such a positive direction," Hawkins texted. "With Arizona being my home state and having family there; it's a great coaching staff and I felt it was right."
As a sophomore, Hawkins averaged 22 points to go with 7 rebounds and 4 assists. He shot 37% from behind the 3-point line and 55% overall.
Hawkins is Herb Sendek's first recruit in the Class of 2010.