WKU is hoping to land the winner of this year’s Mr. Basketball award in Kentucky. Madison Central guard Dominique Hawkins will announce his college choice Wednesday morning during a school-wide assembly at the school’s gym.
Hawkins led Madison Central to this year’s Sweet 16 state championship, and has college offers from WKU, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, and several other schools. Hawkins has said he wants to play at UK, and was waiting to hear if the school would offer him a basketball scholarship.
After Wednesday's announcement, Hawkins will help lead a team of Bluegrass State stars this weekend in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game in northern Kentucky.
The men’s head basketball coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College has been offered a job at Grand Canyon University in Arizona.
Kentucky Wesleyan Athletic Director Dave Williams confirms to the Messenger-Inquirer that Coach Lee has been offered the associate coaching job at Grand Canyon. According to Williams, Lee is mulling over the contract and expects to make his decision today.
Grand Canyon is in its last season as a Division-two school and will move to Division-one in the fall as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. Kentucky Wesleyan will move from the Great Lakes Valley Conference to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in the fall.
Todd Lee just wrapped up his eighth season coaching at KWC. Until this season, his teams made five straight NCAA tournament appearances.
The Louisville Cardinals are atop the college basketball world, capturing the NCAA men's championship Monday night in Atlanta.
Luke Hancock scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half and Louisville won its third national title by rallying for an 82-76 win over No. 4 Michigan. He was 13-for-18 from the field in the last two games to be named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.
Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan were mostly silent in the first half before helping the Cardinals outscore the Wolverines 45-38 in the second. Siva finished with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Behanan chipped in 15 points and 13 boards.
The Wolverines were ahead 35-23 late in the first half, but the Cardinals went on a 14-3 run and led by as many as 10 in the second half en route to their first championship since 1986.