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Jeff Hawkins - Men's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Jeff Hawkins

Position Guard
Height 5'11''
Weight 180 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Kansas City, Kan.
High School Sumner Academy

Graduated in spring 2005 with a degree in communications… A quick guard with good ball-handling and passing skills… Shows an impressive shooting stroke… A hard worker on the defensive end of the floor… A deceptively good leaper.

Junior Season (2004-05)
Played in 21 games as a junior and averaged 3.0 ppg and 8.3 minutes… Moved into the back up point guard role midway through the season… Scored six points in six minutes of action against Louisiana-Lafayette by hitting both of his three-point shot attempts… Scored four points in a season-high 17 minutes against Villanova… Erupted for a season-high 15 points on 5-of-5 shooting from three-point range at Baylor… Scored six points in the first half against Texas… Hit a pair of three-pointers in six minutes against Iowa State… Scored eight points in a season-high 18 minutes at Missouri… Scored eight points against Kansas State at the Big 12 Tournament.

Sophomore Season (2003-04)
Got into the action in 31 contests… Contributed averages of 1.7 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 8.9 minutes per game… Fifth on the team with 10 three-pointers made… Played 10 or more minutes in 13 contests… Had a career-game with 19 points on 5-of-7 shooting from three-point land in 23 minutes at TCU on Dec. 1… Grabbed a season-best three rebounds the next game versus Stanford in the Wooden Classic on Dec. 6… Made a career-best four free throws in four attempts and hit a three pointer for seven points versus Villanova… Came on to score four points and dish three assists in 11 versus Illinois-Chicago in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Freshman Season (2002-03)
Saw action in 29 games… Averaged 1.2 points and 0.6 boards per contest in 5.8 minutes of action… Scored three points to go with a career-high four rebounds against UNC Greensboro… Logged a season-high-tying 15 minutes on Dec. 4 against Central Missouri State… Played 15 minutes against Emporia State, scoring a season-high-tying six points… Had six points, two rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes of action against UNC Asheville… Put up five points in eight minutes of action against Texas A&M on Feb. 26, for his final points of the season… Saw action in three of the Jayhawks[apos] NCAA Tournament games — against Arizona State, Duke and Marquette.

Redshirt Season (2001-02)
Practiced and traveled with the team.

High School
Sumner Academy (2001)… Coached by Randy Springs… Earned first-team All-State accolades as a senior… Named first-team All-Metro by the Kansas City Star as a junior and senior… Won the class 4A state title as a junior and a freshman… Averaged 17.7 points and 3.0 steals per game as a junior… Raised his numbers to 19.6 points, 4.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game his senior year, as he led Sumner to a 19-7 record and an appearance in the class 4A state semifinals, where he scored 35 points in a loss to Topeka Hayden… Named All-Huron League all four years at Sumner… Once scored 42 points to go with seven rebounds, nine steals and five assists in a game in which he hit a last-second three-pointer to send the contest into overtime, then Sumner won the game… A National Merit semifinalist… An honor roll student all four years… In addition to lettering four years in basketball, lettered one year each in track and cross country.

Off The Court
Full name is Jaffrey Allen Hawkins… Born Nov. 9, 1982 in Kansas City, Kan… Will take masters courses next season… Parents are Floyd and Addye Hawkins… Nickname is J-Hawk… Earned an academic scholarship his freshman season… Related to former North Carolina All-American Joe Forte and former New Jersey Nets head coach Byron Scott… Was just the second Jayhawk to wear No. 1, joining Mario Kinsey.

Career Honors
2005: Ted Owens Defensive Player Award (as voted on by his teammates)