The Hawkins brothers took their show to center stage again Tuesday night. Together, they put up 55 of Estrella Foothills High School’s 84 points against Northwest Christian HS in a 84-46 basketball blow-out.
It could have been worse. The game prior was a 76-53 rout of defending New Mexico state champion Clovis in the AIA-sponsored Border Classic tournament in New Mexico. In that game, the brothers put up 63 combined points!
We should point out that Corey Hawkins, the senior, accounts for about 40 of those points; he averages 43 per game. Devon Hawkins, the freshman, is still honing his game. But his career-high 23 points against Clovis shows he’s making real progress.
Just when the other schools in 3A competition were looking forward to 6’3″ Corey graduating, along comes 6’3″ baby brother to step into the void. Devon is averaging 12 points and four rebounds a game right now, which means he has a way to go before replacing his brother’s 43 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and three steals that the Wolves have come to depend on each night. But it’s going to be nasty when he gets there.
Estrella coach Ty Amundsen, who is sitting at the helm of a 17-1 season right now, isn’t looking forward to losing the elder Hawkins to graduation. But Arizona State coach Herb Sendek can’t wait until Corey arrives in Tempe to get fitted for his new Sun Devil uniform.