2010's Hawkins To The Pac-10

Remember the 1989 Philadelphia 76ers? Well, the key members of the squad are long retired but so far the former players have now produced three major college basketball players and a Pac-10 coach. Corey Hawkins, Hersey's son made his decision Saturday night.

Back in 1989, Charles Barkley was THE MAN with the Philadelphia 76ers. While Barkley is still making headlines with his work in the NBA, it's his former teammates that are aiding the game of college basketball.

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.


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