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Spark from Flint: Hawkins embraces starting role



To preview Saturday's USF men's basketball home game against Notre Dame, weintroduce freshman JaVontae Hawkins, the guard from Michigan who has jumped into the Bulls' starting lineup. He's scored 33 points in his last four games -- as many as Toarlyn Fitzpatrick and one less than Victor Rudd -- and you'll hear from none other than his god-brother and mentor, former Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves.

"The sky's the limit for JaVontae, with his size, his athleticism, his God-given ability," Cleaves said. "The thing I really love about him is his work ethic."

[Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 10:41pm]


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