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Illinois State grad transfer Deontae Hawkins says he’ll visit Gonzaga

Illinois State’s Deontae Hawkins (23) looks to pass Wichita State’s Markis McDuffie around during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament Sunday, March 5, 2017, in St. Louis. Hawkins is considering transferring to Gonzaga. (Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
Illinois State’s Deontae Hawkins (23) looks to pass Wichita State’s Markis McDuffie around during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament Sunday, March 5, 2017, in St. Louis. Hawkins is considering transferring to Gonzaga. (Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)

Illinois State graduate transfer Deontae Hawkins told CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein that he will visit Gonzaga.

Hawkins is also expected to visit New Mexico.

Hawkins committed to Boston College in June but roughly a month later changed his mind, telling Rothstein that B.C. was still tops on his list but he was also considering New Mexico, Creighton, Western Kentucky and Pacific.

The 6-foot-8, 220-pound Hawkins led the Redbirds in scoring (14.0) and rebounding (6.5) last season. He made 47 percent from the field and showed an ability to stretch the floor with 44.3-percent accuracy on 3-pointers.

Hawkins made second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference. He averaged 10.3 points and 5.8 rebounds as a sophomore.

Hawkins was suspended after being arrested last October for driving under the influence, illegal transportation of alcohol and driving with a suspended license, according to the Pantagraph newspaper. He missed an exhibition game before being reinstated.

Illinois State grad transfer forward MiKyle McIntosh, who averaged 12. 5 points and 5.6 rebounds, showed interest in Gonzaga but didn’t visit campus. He transferred to Oregon.

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