100% set on 2024 NBA Draft’: Hawkins Stands By Elite Eight Loss Declaration Ending His College Basketball Career

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood hinted Tuesday morning Illini staff has been planning for weeks to not have Coleman Hawkins return for a fifth season of eligibility.
By Matt Stevens - IlliniGuys Staff Writer

April 23, 2024

CHAMPAIGN — Standing by what he said in the losing locker room in Boston’s TD Garden, Coleman Hawkins announced on social media that his college basketball career has ended.

Following the 77-52 loss to Connecticut in the East Regional final of the 2024 NCAA Tournament, Hawkins seemed somewhat surprised personnel representing local and national media outlets were asking him if he’d just . . .

 

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