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Hawkinson shows loyalty, commitment to his school

There has been speculation that Josh Hawkinson would transfer from Washington State. A school like Gonzaga would have been a perfect fit. Talented transfers like Dickau, Coleman, Nunez, Downs, McClellen, Wesley, Wiltjer and many others have been lured to Spokane with the assurance of 26 wins and a ticket to the Big Dance. Three more four-star transfers are in the wings preparing for their 2017 trip to the Dance.

Modern players are ready to jump at their first taste of criticism, losing, lack of minutes or lack of shots.

One has to admire the leading rebounder in the Pac-12, who dealt with injuries, double-teams and 16 straight losses. Most every talented player in the country, in this position, would have caught the first bus out of Pullman. Josh might be one of the last “old-school” players who values loyalty, teammates and commitment.

Perhaps he will start a trend, but until that never happens, I will offer him some kudos.

James Boling


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