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By CODY PORTER, Jessamine Journal
Loving the big games as he does, Madison Central coach Allen Feldhaus said it didn’t hurt that Kentucky freshman Dominique Hawkins got to play on the Rupp Arena floor during the Indians’ run to the title.
“I’m sure he fell in love with that type of atmosphere,” Feldhaus said. “He got a taste of it.”
Above all of those enticing features, it still came down to what almost every player to attend UK under Calipari has said they wanted — to play against the best.
“I’m going against the best, and I’m going to become better,” Dominique said. “It’s the best program that a kid could probably go to. Even though I know I may not get playing time, I still know I’m going to be on one of the best teams ever and be able to win a national championship.”
With help from the UK point guard pyramid consisting of Polson and Andrew Harrison, Hawkins said he expects his weaknesses with speed and ball-handling to diminish.
Until Calipari gives the official nod to Andrew Harrison at the point, Hawkins said he’s only going to continue to show what he’s all about and then continue to stick to what he knows best until his chance arrives.
“I know that I’m a great basketball player, too. I can’t be the Harrison twins,” Dominique said grinning. “I wish I was 6-5, though, and able to dribble the ball so well. I’m going to be myself and continue doing what I do best.”