31 Guard | Junior | 6-3, 190lbs.
Hometown: Los Angeles
High School: Taft
Hawkins enters his third season in the Runnin’ Rebel program in 2011-12 ... Has played in all 67 of UNLV's games the last two seasons ... Has averaged 4.2 ppg, while shooting 40.4 percent from the field ... Has scored in double figures in nine games.
Sophomore Season (2010-11)
Played in all of UNLV's 33 games ... Averaged 5.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.1 assists per game ... Shot 41.7 percent from the field and 72.1 percent from the free-throw line ... Was third on the team in steals and fourth in free-throw percentage ... Scored in double figures five times, including a career-high-tying 13 points vs. TCU (6-7 FG) and Central Michigan (5-10 FG) ... Pulled down a career-high-tying five rebounds in four different games.
Freshman Season (2009-10)
Played in all 34 of UNLV's games as a true freshman ... Averaged 3.3 points and 1.4 rebounds per game ... Shot 38.8 percent from the field, 27.6 percent from 3-point range and 69.0 percent from the free-throw line ... Scored in double figures in four games, including the season's first two and three of the first four ... Scored 11 points and grabbed three rebounds in his collegiate debut against Pittsburg State ... Followed that game up with a career-high 13 points in 22 minutes in a win over Nevada, Reno ... Dished out a career-high five assists vs. TCU and had a career-high five rebounds twice.
A 2009 graduate of Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. … A four-year letterwinner for the Toreadors under head coach Derrick Taylor … Averaged 15 points, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks per game as a senior … Earned All-West Valley League honors four times and All-Los Angeles City Section accolades three times … Averaged 14 points per game as a junior, helping THS to the West Valley League championship with a perfect 10-0 record … Shot 51.4 percent from the field, including 35.3 percent from 3-point range as his team finished the 2007-08 season with an overall record of 27-4 … Was a teammate of current Runnin' Rebel Bryce Jones ... Lettered twice in volleyball as well.
Justin Hawkins was born Oct. 10, 1990, in Santa Monica, Calif. ... Majoring in hotel administration ... The son of Carmen Hawkins and Dennis Young ... Has one brother, Marcus Hawkins-Dungey (18).
After a fast start by the California Bears on Dec. 9, UNLV responded like a team beginning to find its identity and pulled out a tough road win, 76-75. Not only could the win be important for the Rebels' RPI later this season—Cal is one of the favorites in the Pac-12—but it was an important gut-check in front of a hostile crowd. Keep reading »