Posted On: 09/21/18 1:00 PM
Jordan Hawkins, a 6-foot-5 wing out of Gaithersburg High School, was one of the most productive freshman in the DMV area last season. Hawkins has worked hard on his overall game this summer, and hopes to make an impact in a variety of ways this upcoming season. He spoke more on this and his recruitment during a recent interview with Prep Hoops.
PH: For those who haven’t seen you play, how would you describe your game?
JH: “I would say I’m a stretch wing. I can attack the rim. One dribble pull-up. Dunk. Athletic.”
PH: What’s the improved part of your game in recent months?
JH: “I would say my defense. My defense has come a long way.”
PH: How did you improve that?
JH: “Working really hard. Making sure I’m staying on my assignment. Not letting him score. If he scores, take it personal. Playing hard throughout the game.”
PH: Will defensive stopper be one of your roles this year?
JH: “Yeah, for sure. I want to guard the best player every game.”
PH: What do you think is the most underrated part of your game?
JH: “I would say my driving ability. But I still need to improve on it.”
PH: What are your short and long-term goals?
JH: “Short-term, I want to go to college. Long-term, I want to make it to the NBA of course, but if that doesn’t happen I want to major in business and get into that.”
PH: Anybody else in your family play basketball?
JH: “Yeah, my father played in high school.”
PH: What type of advice does he give you?
JH: “He gives me plenty of advice. He gives me advice about life just in general. Life with basketball; what comes with basketball.”
PH: Which schools do you currently hold offers from?
JH: “Southern Alabama and Norfolk State.”
PH: What do you think you can bring to a college program down the road?
JH: “My defense, and the ability to score from all three levels.”
Jordan Hawkins is currently ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-20 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Maryland and DC’s 2021 class, click here.