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Hersey Hawkins
Shooting guard
Born September 29, 1966 (1966-09-29) (age 43)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College Bradley
Draft 6th overall, 1988
Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 1988–2001
Former teams Philadelphia 76ers (1988–1993)
Charlotte Hornets (1993–1995)
Seattle SuperSonics (1995–1999)
Chicago Bulls (1999–2000)
Charlotte Hornets (2000–2001)
Awards 1999 NBA Sportsmanship Award
1988 NCAA Player of The Year
Olympic medal record
Men's Basketball
Bronze 1988 United States

Hersey R. Hawkins, Jr. (born September 29, 1966, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player. After starring at Westinghouse High School in Chicago, the 6' 3" (1.90 m) shooting guard attended Bradley University, where he averaged an NCAA Division I-high 36.3 points per game in 1988. He was then drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the 1988 NBA Draft, but his rights were immediately traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights to Charles Smith. Hawkins earned NBA All-Rookie First Team Honors in 1989, and in 1991 he averaged 22.1 points and appeared in the NBA All-Star Game. Hawkins was well-known for his outside-shooting ability and his defensive skills. On the 76ers, "Hawk" was the second scoring option after Charles Barkley.

In 1993, Hawkins was traded to the Charlotte Hornets for Dana Barros, Sidney Green and draft picks, and after two productive seasons in Charlotte, Hawkins, along with Hornet player David Wingate, was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for Kendall Gill. In 1996, he played a key role, complementing Gary Payton, Detlef Schrempf and Shawn Kemp on a Sonics team that made it to the NBA Finals before succumbing to the Chicago Bulls. He later joined the Bulls in 1999, but his one-year tenure in Chicago was marred by injury, and he only averaged 7.9 points per game. He returned to Charlotte in 2000 for his final season, and he retired in 2001 with 14,470 career points and a ranking of 15th all-time in career NBA three-point field goals made.

Hawkins was named as an assistant by head coach Ty Amundsen for the 2006–2007 season at Estrella Foothills High School varsity basketball in Goodyear, Arizona.[1]

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