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WSU Men's Basketball BIO
Josh Hawkinson
Player Profile:
Josh Hawkinson 1472249
Position: Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 232
Year: Junior
Hometown: Shoreline, Wash.
High School: Shorewood HS
Experience: 2 Letters

CAREER – Ranks on WSU’s all-time list for double-doubles (seventh – 20).

SOPHOMORE – Played in all 31 games for the Cougar...led the team and the Pac-12 while ranking 10th in the nation with 10.8 rebounds per game…added 14.7 points per game as he was the only Pac-12 men’s basketball student-athlete to average a double-double per game…led the league and was fourth in the nation with 20 double-doubles on the season, breaking the WSU single-season record of 17 that stood since 1967…led the team, Pac-12 and nation with 8.7 defensive rebounds per game…statistically had the second-best scoring improvement in the nation from his freshman to sophomore years with 13.5 more points this season than last…had the biggest rebounding improvement with 9.2 more rebounds as a sophomore than a freshman…ranked third in the Pac-12 and 43rd in the nation with a .853 (116-for-136) clip from the free throw line…was named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year and earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention…started the season with a career-high 5 blocked shots at UTEP (Nov. 14)…notched first career double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds in WSU’s second game of the season at TCU (Nov. 17)…had a then-career high 26 points and 15 rebounds in WSU’s home opener against Idaho State (Nov. 21)…two games later set career high with 27 points against Rice at the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage, Alaska (Nov. 28)…grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds at Santa Clara (Dec. 13)…opened Pac-12 play at Stanford (Jan. 2) with 11 points, all from the free throw line, adding a Pac-12-best 15 rebounds…was one point shy of his career high with 26 points in WSU’s overtime victory over Oregon (Jan. 15), adding 13 rebounds…was 12-for-14 from the free throw line for a career high free throws made…had a career-high 5 assists at Oregon State (Feb. 5)…tied WSU’s most-consecutive free throws made since 1989-90 with 31-straight made from Jan. 21 thru Feb. 25…tied WSU’s single-season double-double record with his 17th of the season at USC (Feb. 25)…broke the record one game later at UCLA (March 1)…played a career-high 41 minutes in WSU’s overtime win over Colorado (March 7)….broke the WSU record for rebounds in a season in WSU’s final game of the season, against California at the Pac-12 Tournament (March 11)…ranks on WSU’s single-season list for rebounds (first – 334), double-doubles (first – 20), free throw percentage (eighth – .853) and rebounding average (ninth – 10.77)…ranks on WSU’s sophomore single-season list for rebounding (first – 334), free throw percentage (second – .853), blocked shots (third – 34), scoring (sixth – 455), and free throws made (t-sixth – 116)…named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team.

FRESHMAN – Played in 28 games for the Cougars…averaged 6.4 minutes, 1.2 points and 1.6 rebounds…shot .458 from the field and pulled in 45 rebounds on the season…blocked four shots for Washington State…dished out 5 assists…played a career-high 13 minutes four times, first attaining the mark against Pepperdine (Dec. 15)…grabbed a career-high 6 rebounds against San Francisco State (Dec. 18) while also tallying 5 points…scored a career-high 6 points, making 4-of-6 free throws against Oregon (Jan. 26)…grabbed 5 rebounds and added 2 points against Stanford (Feb. 15).

HIGH SCHOOL – Earned four letters in basketball and two in baseball at Shorewood High School…was a team captain for head coach Ben Scheffler during junior and senior years on the basketball team…as a junior averaged 18.0 points and 10 rebounds per game and was named to the 3A All-Western Conference First Team…the Thunderbirds finished with a 17-6 record and 13-3 league finish…as a senior, averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks per game…led team to a 15-8 overall record as it fell to Glacier Peak in the second round of the playoffs.

PERSONAL – Born Joshua Haakon Hawkinson, June of 1995 in Seattle…father Nels played basketball at Trinity Western University in Canada and mother Nancy played basketball at the University of Washington…both parents played professionally in Europe and work for Basketball Travelers Inc., Nels as the executive director and Nancy as the creative services director…the organization assists with international basketball tours and runs the Paradise Jam tournament each year in the Virgin Islands…has one younger sister, Carlyn…graduated from high school with a 3.6 grade point average and was named the school’s Athlete of the Year…also was a DECA State qualifier in high school…majoring in business at Washington State.

Minutes: 41 vs. Colorado, 3/7/15
Points: 27 vs. Rice (Anchorage), 11/28/14
Field Goals Made: 12 vs. San José State, 12/21/14
Field Goal Attempts: 18 (twice) vs. California, 1/29/15
3-Pt Field Goals Made: 2 (twice) vs. UC Davis, 12/28/14
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts: 5 at UTEP, 11/14/14
Free Throws Made: 12 vs. Oregon, 1/15/15
Free Throws Attempted: 15 at Stanford, 1/2/15
Rebounds: 16 at Santa Clara, 12/13/14
Assists: 5 at Oregon State, 2/5/15
Blocks: 5 at UTEP, 11/14/14
Steals: 3 at Oregon State, 2/5/15
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