Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: What Would a Dominique Hawkins Scholarship Offer Mean?

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Mar 15, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Ryan Harrow (12) shoots against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena. The Commodores beat the Wildcats 64-48. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday we found out that Dominique Hawkins will find out whether or not he will be offered a scholarship on Friday. Hawkins is the star player from Madison Central in Kentucky and had a breakout in the high school Sweet Sixteen in Rupp Arena. Both John Calipari and Orlando Antigua watched Hawkins and Cal even paid a visit to the point guard’s home on Tuesday to tell him to sit tight and hold on.

Hawkins has stated that he will only play for a school that offers him a scholarship and that he would immediately commit if Kentucky offers as he is a lifelong Wildcat fan. It is looking more and more like Hawkins is going to get his wish. So what does that mean for the rest of the team? There isn’t much scholarship room for the Wildcats and Andrew Wiggins is still undecided (we will know his decision in April). If Hawkins gets a scholarship offer tomorrow then we should know who is staying and who is going from this years team.

There of course has been wide speculation that Ryan Harrow is going to transfer and that will free up a spot for Hawkins. The Harrow transfer rumors are conjecture but one has to think with Andrew Harrison, Dominique Hawkins and Ryan Harrow, that three point guards on the team is one too many.

The next 24 hours could be quite interesting.

Mar 15, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) dunks the ball during the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky fans and Willie Cauley-Stein have had a love/hate relationship via twitter. WCS loves to tweak Big Blue Nation and fans in turn love to react to his tweaking. WCS is usually quick to apologize and profess his love for the fans, but one has to wonder how much fun he is really having watching some of the crazies react to his tweets.

He again had a little fun with BBN yesterday with this tweet:

Lol it be driving Kentucky fans crazy on who staying and leaving

ESPN’s Chad Ford seems to think that Willie will come back for another year but is unsure about Poythress and Goodwin.

Honestly, out of the three, WCS is the one I would like to see come back the most. But all three would be fine with me as well.

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