Hersey R. Hawkins, Jr. (born September 29, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player. After starting at Westinghouse High School in Chicago, the 6’3″ (1.90 m) shooting guard attended Bradley University. Hawkins wore numbers 3, 32, and 33 while playing for 4 teams throughout his 12-year National Basketball Association career.
He was then drafted 6th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in first round of the 1988 NBA draft, but his rights were immediately traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights to former 1988 Olympic teammate Charles Smith.
He returned to Charlotte as a free agent in 2000 for his final season, and he retired in 2001 with 14,470 career points.
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Star (1991)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1989)
NBA Sportsmanship Award (1999)
AP Player of the Year (1988)
Oscar Robertson Trophy (1988)
Adolph Rupp Trophy (1988)
UPI Player of the Year (1988)
Sporting News Player of the Year (1988)
Consensus first-team All-American (1988)
2× MVC Player of the Year (1987–1988)
No. 33 retired by Bradley
Men’s Basketball Competitor for United States United States
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul Team competition