White Out scheduled for UNLV men's basketball's final regular-season home game vs. Fresno St. at 3 p.m.; UNLV has won five straight games overall and six of last seven, 14 straight at Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV CAREER Hawkins enters his fourth season in the Runnin' Rebel program in 2012-13 ... Has played in all 102 of UNLV's games the last three seasons ... Has averaged 5.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 41.1 percent from the field ... Has scored in double figures in 22 games.
JUNIOR (2011-12) Played in all of UNLV's 35 games ... Averaged a career-best 7.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game ... Also averaged 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals per contest ... Shot 41.8 percent from the field ... Recorded a career-high 54 steals and ranked sixth in the Mountain West in spg ... Made the first start of his career in the season-opener and scored a career-high 25 points in a win over Grand Canyon ... Set a single-game career high for rebounds with seven to go with 23 points vs. Cal State San Marcos ... Twice tied his career high with five steals vs. Cal State San Marcos and Canisius ... Also started in a win over Central Arkansas and at Colorado State ... Scored in double figures 13 times, including leading the team in points four times (Grand Canyon, UNR, Cal State San Marcos and CSU Bakersfield).
SOPHOMORE (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 then-career-high-tying 13 points vs. TCU (6-7 FG) and Central Michigan (5-10 FG) ... Pulled down a then-career-high-tying five rebounds in four different games.
FRESHMAN (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 then-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 then-career-high five rebounds twice.
HIGH SCHOOL A 2009 graduate of Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. ... A four-year letterwinner for the Toreadors under head coach Derrick Taylor ... Was a teammate of current Runnin' Rebel Bryce Dejean-Jones ... 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 ... Lettered twice in volleyball as well.
PERSONAL Justin Hawkins was born Oct. 10, 1990, in Santa Monica, Calif. ... Graduated with a B.S. in hospitality management in the summer of 2012 and is now working towards a master's in public administration ... The son of Carmen Hawkins and Dennis Young ... Has one brother, Marcus Hawkins-Dungey (19).