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Mr. Basketball Dominique Hawkins waits for UK offer; UK signee Makayla Epps named Miss Basketball

Click on the picture above to view a video of former UK great Anthony Epps talking about daughter Makayla.

Click on the picture above to view a video of former UK great Anthony Epps talking about daughter Makayla.

Dominique Hawkins of Madison Central and Makayla Epps of Marion County both led their teams to state championships, both have now been named the state’s top players and both may well end up playing at Kentucky.

They were named Mr. Basketball and Miss. Basketball Friday night in Louisville by the sponsoring Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.

Now Epps, who scored over 3,300 points, will be off to Chicago to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday while Hawkins heads to Florida for spring break and awaits word on whether he’ll get a scholarship offer from UK coach John Calipari.

Kentucky signee Derek Willis of Bullitt East went into the season as the Mr. Basketball favorite and had a splendid season, but Hawkins was sensational in March — including three games at the state tourney when Calipari watched himplay.

He scored a school-record 2,453 points in his career and averaged 20 points, five rebounds and three assists per game.

Hawkins had hoped to find out Friday if UK would offer, but that process was put on hold even though Calipari visited him earlier in the week. He has offers from South Carolina, Purdue, Morehead and Western Kentucky.

Epps, a guard just like Hawkins, signed with UK after originally giving Louisville a verbal commit. She averaged 23 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists this season to help Marion got 39-0.

She beat Duke signee Becca Greenwell of Owensboro Catholic and teammate Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, another UK signee, to be named Miss Basketball.

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  1. Larry Pup

    Kudos to both. Well deserved.

  2. LindaS

    Congrats to both deserving players.

  3. eddie

    congrats to both. proud of you two

  4. LindaS

    Saw tonight Hawkins may not announce until April.

    1. Karen Sprinkle

      I think his coach said no announcement would be made until after spring break, which is next week.

  5. Karen Sprinkle

    Kudos to both players! It would be great to see both of them in the blue and white.

  6. Seymour

    Is Calipari waiting on Wiggins before he offers Hawkins? Looks that way to me.

    1. larryvaught

      Seymour, Cal has lot of numbers to work out and lot of meetings with players to get set. Hawkins seems to understand that

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