Prospect Spotlight: Mallory Hawkins (2020)
Possibly on of the more unknown players in the class of 2020 hails from Vermillion county in East Central Indiana. Mallory Hawkins is our 100th ranked player in the 2020 class but as she improves, you might see her get a…
Possibly on of the more unknown players in the class of 2020 hails from Vermillion county in East Central Indiana. Mallory Hawkins is our 100th ranked player in the 2020 class but as she improves, you might see her get a little jump in the rankings. South Vermillion has struggled a bit this year and sits at 4-4 but with a few winnable games on the horizon you can expect them to go into the new year with a record above .500. Hawkins struggled early on this season but has since adjusted to and is not playing much better.
The 5’10 wing has gotten much better this year and the stats don’t show it as she is getting double and triple teamed, even face guarded. “Personally, I think my year has gone pretty well,” Hawkins said. “Skill development wise, I’ve gotten much stronger off the dribble and with my left. I have so much more court awareness. However my team’s season is starting pretty slow. I’m getting face guarded. Something that’s never happened to me this often. I’d like to get better creating for myself and my teammates.”
Hawkins is averaging 18.0 points a game and that is with a stretch of two games where she only scored 12 points total. Hawkins has also had games of 32, 29, and 26 points so you can see the potential to score is there. She is best off the dribble in the lane where she is very smooth scoring the ball. Hawkins can step out and hit a 3-pointer but is best when she is in rhythm and can step into a shot. She is very tough to guard off the bounce. To elevate her game, she is currently working on her shooting. Her shooting is the missing part of her game right now. Once she improves that, her entire game will be elevated. Solid ball handler who can really get to the lane.
Hawkins has one offer from Robert Morris University and has been starting to receive interest from some other low major D1 programs. If she is able to get her shot to go down at even a 35 percent clip, she should she her stock rise quite a bit more. Good motor and tough. Hawkins is going to dive after the loose balls and she is a very solid defender. Hawkins is a player who opposing teams must game plan against and once she figures out how to attack the pressure she faces she is going to get a lot more points and set up her teammates a lot better since they will be open.