WSU Cougars

Hawkinson to Play in All-Star Game

PHOENIX - Washington State University men's basketball senior Josh Hawkinson has been selected to play in the 2017 Reese’s® Division I College All-Star Game to be played on Reese’s Final Four Friday®, March 31, at University of Phoenix Stadium at Phoenix, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced Tuesday.

The contest, featuring two teams (21 total players) of the nation’s outstanding seniors in NCAA Division I, will tip off at 3:35 p.m. PDT and will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Hawkinson is one of two Pac-12 student-athletes that will participate, as he and UCLA’s Bryce Alford will represent the West All-Stars. They will be coached by a familiar face in Colorado’s Tad Boyle. The East All-Stars will be coached by Georgia Tech head coach, Josh Pastner.

Hawkinson concluded his Washington State career as the school’s career record holder for rebounds and double-doubles with 1,015 rebounds and 56 double-doubles. He also holds the single-season rebounding record which he set as a sophomore in 2014-15.

This season, Hawkinson ranks second in the Pac-12 in rebounding with 10.2 rebounds per game, tied for first for free throw percentage at .833, 12th for scoring with 15.5 points per game and fifth for minutes played (35.4 mpg). Hawkinson leads the league and ranks fifth in the nation with 8.4 defensive boards a game. He became the 13th Pac-12 player to reach the 1,000 career rebounds and ranks 12th all-time in the league. Hawkinson also finished his Pac-12 career ranked eighth with 583 rebounds in conference play.

Hawkinson earned his degree in just three years, receiving a business degree in the summer of 2016. He’s currently working on his master’s in business administration, which he is set to receive in May of this year. He’s a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree and was named the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year this year.

Former Cougars Robbie Cowgill and Aron Baynes represented WSU in NABC All-Star games in 2008 and 2009, respectively.


2017 Reese’s NABC Division I All-Stars – East

Name, Position HT., WT., College/University, Hometown

Evan Bradds, F, 6-7, 205, Belmont, Jamestown, Ohio

Troy Caupain, G, 6-4, 210, Cincinnati, Midlothian, Va.

Tyler Cavanaugh, F, 6-9, 243, George Washington, Syracuse, N.Y.

J.J. Frazier, G, 5-10, 155, Georgia, Glenville, Va.

Jack Gibbs, G, 6-0, 195, Davidson, Westerville, Ohio

Tim Kempton, C, 6-10, 245, Lehigh, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Moses Kingsley, F, 6-10, 230, Arkansas, Ebuja, Nigeria

London Perrantes, G. 6-2, 197, Virginia, Los Angeles, Calif.

Reggie Upshaw, F, 6-8, 228, Middle Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Steve Vasturia, G, 6-6, 212, Notre Dame, Medford, N.J.


Head Coach: Josh Pastner (Georgia Tech)



2017 Reese’s NABC Division I All-Stars – West

No., Name, Position HT., WT., College/University, Hometown

Nathan Adrian, F, 6-9, 235, West Virginia, Morgantown, W.Va.

Bryce Alford, G, 6-3, 185, UCLA, Albuquerque, N.M.

Sterling Brown, G, 6-6, 230, SMU, Maywood, Ill.

Deonte Burton, G, 6-5, 250, Iowa State, Milwaukee, Wis.

Josh Hawkinson, C, 6-10, 230, Washington State, Shoreline, Wash.

Paris Lee, G, 6-0, 185, Illinois State, Maywood, Ill.

Ben Moore, F, 6-8, 220, SMU, Bolingbrook, Ill.

Luke Nelson, G, 6-3, 190, UC Irvine, Worthy, England

DeWayne Russell, G, 5-11, 155, Grand Canyon, Peoria, Ariz.

Rashawn Thomas, F, 6-8, 230, Texas A&M CC, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Derek Willis, F, 6-9, 228, Kentucky, Mt. Washington, Ky.


Head Coach: Tad Boyle (University of Colorado)