Go West, Young Man
Cy Falls' Hawkins Commits To UTEP
Former state championship game MVP Nigel Hawkins committed to UTEP on Monday night. The Cypress Falls' senior led the Eagles to the 2016-2017 state title, and back-to-back undefeated district campaigns (17-6A) as a junior and senior.
"After a lot of prayer, talking to my family, and being patient, God put this school in front of me and gave me what I wanted," said Hawkins. "It’s an opportunity to play early, the program has great history, [and it] is the biggest show in town, so the people support it, and I want to lead the movement."
When Hawkins arrives at the campus of the only Division I men's basketball program in the state of Texas to win a national championship, expect immediate success. He sees the program as the perfect fit for him, and his future team is getting a great add in the two-time first-team all-state player.
"They run a lot of pick and rolls, and give their guards freedom to make plays," said Hawkins. "I’m excited to just be able to fulfill my goals, get better, work, and go win some championships."