Local product and scoring machine Corey Hawkins has become the second signee for the Arizona State men’s basketball program, ASU coach Herb Sendek has announced.
Hawkins led Goodyear Estrella Foothills High School to back-to-back 3A state championships in 2008 and 2009. He earned the All-Arizona first-team honors and has led his team to a 60-4 record in the past two seasons.
Hawkins, the son of former NBA player Hersey Hawkins, averaged 29.8 points, 7.6 boards, 5.1 steals and 4.5 assists per game last year. He shot 41 percent from three-point range and 69 percent from the field.
Hawkins joins Keala King, the No. 1 ranked prospect in California and No. 25 recruit overall in the national 2010 class according to Rivals.com, who signed on Wednesday.
The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and U.S. Army have named Arcadia High School’s Jim Ellison as the Cards “High School Coach-of-the-Week.”
The Cards and U.S. Army “Coach-of-the-Week” award is selected by a local sports panel.
Ellison and his Titans clinched the 4A-II East Sky Region Championship with a 35-14 victory against previously unbeaten Williams Field High School last Friday night.
WOMEN’S College basketball
Stefanee Perez hit two free throws with one second remaining to lift the Chandler-Gilbert women’s basketball team to a 83-82 win over visiting Arizona Venom.
Perez and Angela Streets each finished with 16 points to lead the Coyotes (1-1) in scoring.
Chandler-Gilbert had three other players finish with double-digits in scoring; Alyssa Wilson (15 points), Hannah Simpson (13) and Noel Hinton (10).
Arizona State women’s soccer players Liz Harkin and Alexandra Elston were recognized by the Pac-10 on Wednesday as the conference announced its annual award winners and All-Conference honors.
Harkin, a senior defender, earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors for the second straight year following a season in which her play on the backline helped the Sun Devils earn their first NCAA Tournament bid since 2003.
Elston, a junior midfielder, was named honorable mention All-Pac-10 after leading the Sun Devils in points (20) and goals (7) and tying for the team lead in assists (6).
ASU (9-7-3, 2-6-1 Pac-10) opens NCAA Tournament play today when it faces Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.