Tom Hawkins (basketball)

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Tom Hawkins
Personal information
Born(1936-12-22)December 22, 1936
Chicago, Illinois
DiedAugust 16, 2017(2017-08-16) (aged 80)
Malibu, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Parker (Chicago, Illinois)
College Notre Dame (1956–1959)
NBA draft 1959: 1st round, 3rd overall pick
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Playing career1959–1969
Position Small forward
Number20, 19, 33
Career history
19591962 Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers
19621966 Cincinnati Royals
19661969 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 6,672 (8.7 ppg)
Rebounds 4,607 (6.7 rpg)
Assists 871 (1.1 apg)
Stats   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Thomas Jerome Hawkins (December 22, 1936 – August 16, 2017) was an American professional basketball player.

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A 6'5" (1.96 m) forward, Hawkins starred at Chicago's Parker (now Robeson) High School before playing at the University of Notre Dame, where he became the school's first African-American basketball star. [1] He was then selected by the Minneapolis (later Los Angeles) Lakers in the first round of the 1959 NBA draft, and he would have a productive ten-year career in the league, playing for the Lakers as well as the Cincinnati Royals as he registered 6,672 career points and 4,607 career rebounds. [2]

Hawkins later worked in radio and television broadcasting in Los Angeles and served as vice president of communications for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. [1]

Hawkins died in his home in Malibu, California on August 16, 2017. [3]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
 * Led the league

NBA

Source [2]

Regular season

YearTeamGPMPGFG%FT%RPGAPGPPG
1959–60 Minneapolis 6921.3.380.6466.2.87.9
1960–61 L.A. Lakers 7823.7.431.5966.11.19.7
1961–62 L.A. Lakers 7924.1.411.6446.51.29.1
1962–63 Cincinnati 7921.8.471.6106.91.39.4
1963–64 Cincinnati 7324.2.441.6016.01.08.6
1964–65 Cincinnati 7923.6.409.5696.01.07.0
1965–66 Cincinnati 7926.9.452.5557.31.38.4
1966–67 L.A. Lakers 7623.7.481.4745.71.18.3
1967–68 L.A. Lakers 7831.6.499.5465.91.511.6
1968–69 L.A. Lakers 7420.4.499.4113.61.17.1
Career76424.2.447.5706.01.18.7

Playoffs

YearTeamGPMPGFG%FT%RPGAPGPPG
1960 Minneapolis 814.9.489.8332.6.47.4
1961 L.A. Lakers 12*23.6.466.6606.31.111.6
1962 L.A. Lakers 1315.6.361.4175.11.54.2
1963 Cincinnati 1222.0.505.7236.81.910.5
1964 Cincinnati 1027.3.443.6829.31.110.1
1965 Cincinnati 423.8.515.8007.0.39.5
1966 Cincinnati 521.8.458.1674.4.24.6
1967 L.A. Lakers 331.7.419.5006.73.310.0
1968 Los Angeles 1531.9.457.6006.01.29.5
1969 L.A. Lakers 1412.9.480.3892.9.53.9
Career9621.9.459.6175.61.18.0

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References

  1. 1 2 100 Years Remembered in 100 Days: The Hawk. Notre Dame Official Athletic Site. December 20, 2004. Retrieved on January 2, 2009.
  2. 1 2 "Tom Hawkins NBA stats". Basketball Reference . Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 December 2023.
  3. "Irish Legend Tom Hawkins Passes Away". Notre Dame Fighting Irish . August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.