Posted On: 05/3/18 3:09 PM
There is always a number of players who are under the radar in the Hampton Roads area, and one kid who has caught my eye as of late is Grassfield guard Caleb Dawkins. In Pittsburgh, he showed great instincts on both ends of the floor, knocked down shots and got after it defensively.
While I may be behind, Dawkins has a number of colleges on him, as he holds an offer from Norfolk State, and has seen interest from a lot of Big South schools including Longwood, Liberty, Radford and Hampton. Playing on a talented Team Loaded 757 group this year, he should see even more colleges come knocking here soon.
Last year, Loaded 757 16U group that he was a part of won four championships and was one of the most successful teams in the state. He’s back with a group of many of the same players, and a few new ones that make them a much different, but still talented team this year.
“This year, we’re still hungry, we still want to go out there and dominate because we know that teams are coming after us this year,” he said. “So we need to go out, stay on top and stay sharp every game.”
“We click really well, we played together well last year but this year we’re more talented and it’s better,” he said.
Dawkins’ role on the team is simple, he’s the knock down shooter that stretches the floor and scores in bunches. While that’s his most noticeable attribute, he’s also a hard worker that takes pride on both ends of the floor and makes his impact in a number of ways.
“I think I can defend really well, take out the team’s other guards and play good defense overall. I’m going to give it my all both on and off the court and I can knock down shots from all over the court.”
The brother of former Duke star Andre Dawkins, the 6’1” Caleb has the same trigger from deep and the same killer mentality. He may not have the physical frame or athleticism, but he’s a scrappy guard with a great work ethic that can knock down shots from all over the floor.
College coaches, what else can you ask for?