Jacob Hawkins Athlete Profile

#33 Jacob Hawkins

Position: Forward Height: 6-8 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 1998-1999 Hometown: Orem, UT Last School: Utah Valley State

Personal

Parents are David and Charlotte...married Tyra Abney in August 1997 ... daughter Abby born last ... served an LDS Church mission to Seattle, Wash. ... recruited by Wyoming, South Alabama, Seattle Pacific, Denver, Air Force and Hawai`i ... majoring in business management.
Hawkins Extras:
Athletes in the family: Twin brothers Joe and Josh play basketball at Timpanogos High School in Orem.
Hawkins on coaching staff: The coaching staff is the best. They do all they can to help us and they have helped me push myself and contribute to the team. The thing I respect most about coach Cleveland is his emphasis on hard work.
Hawkins on BYU: BYU offers a good religous and intellectual mix.
What is the best part of your game: Rebounding and defense
Who has influenced you the most: My father and mother
Favorite NBA team: Utah Jazz
Sports hero: Michael Jordan
Non-sports hero: Gordon B. Hinckley (LDS Church President)
Favorite hobby: Playing the guitar
Team I would most like to beat on TV: Utah
Most memorable basketball moment: Hitting game winner for UVSC at Snow College
As a kid, I dreamed of... playing BYU basketball
In 20 years, I will ... be a successful father and husband

Before BYU

Played at Utah Valley State College before and after his mission ... received Most Improved Player award for 1996-97 season ... October Student Athlete of the Month ... nominated for Student Athlete of the Year ... averaged 5.1 points and 5.4 rebounds.
Graduated from Orem High in 1993 and averaged 18 points and nine rebounds as a senior ... lettered twice ... received Golden Tiger Award ... basketball team captain ... all-state honorable mention as a senior ... coached by Robert Louder (SUU).