September 11, 2015 Jaylen Hawkins was a starter last season as a sophomore for the Scotlandville Hornets who capped off their season with another 5A state championship. Hawkins was a key role player who made big shots in big games…
September 11, 2015
Jaylen Hawkins was a starter last season as a sophomore for the Scotlandville Hornets who capped off their season with another 5A state championship. Hawkins was a key role player who made big shots in big games for the hornets. With the loss of LaMarcus Lee to Notre Dame Prep (MA) he will be asked to step up in order to capture another title.
Hawkins played with the Elfrid Payton Elite 16U team in the summer and that is where his name was really made. He proved to be a college prospect. The only thing yet to be known is if he can play the point at the collegiate level. When asked what he believed his strengths are he said this.
“The strong points of my game are my three point shooting, defense and quickness.”
Interest is just starting up for him and with a couple more seasons at Scotlandville it should continue to increase.
“None at the moment but I went to some camps and some jucos and prep schools were talking to me.”
Hawkins is working on ball handling which he will need in order to progress into a point guard.
“I am working on my shooting and being a better ball handler to limit my turnovers.”
In order to play for his high school coach Carlos Sample he must bring it on the defensive end.
“I try to stay balanced offensively and defensively to stay in tempo with the game but I like to pick it up on the defensively end because that leads to easy offense.“
Losing the team’s leader and double digit scorer Hawkins looks to fill that void himself.
“My role will change because I would have to become more of a scorer then a shooter.”
With a good ACT score Hawkins will qualify academically.
“My GPA is 3.0. I took the ACT once but will be taking it again this year.”