New Hampton’s Dawkins Bound for Michigan
Just as the focus of the recruiting world has now turned to the 2015 class, one of the final remaining holdovers from the 2014 group made a decision on Sunday night as New Hampton’s Aubrey Dawkins committed to Michigan.
Dawkins arrived at New Hampton primarily with low-major recruitment, but took his game to new levels throughout the course of the season and saw his recruitment grow as a result.
He was ultimately as critical to New Hampton's run to the NEPSAC finals as any player on their roster and so it was no surprise when he took post-season visits to both Michigan and Dayton in recent weeks before making his decision.
A long and athletic perimeter player with the size and versatility to see time at three different positions, Dawkins handles the ball well, is an excellent defender, and also has the understanding of the game you would expect from a coach's son.
He also shot the ball very well from behind the three-point line this year, which was one of the biggest questions about his game coming into the season, and if he can continue to do that at the next level he should have no problem establishing himself as a valuable four-year rotation player for the Wolverines.
Dawkins is the latest in a long line of local New England prep products to commit to John Beilein’s program joining Brewster Academy’s Mitch McGary, St. Mark’s Nik Stauskas, and Northfield Mount Hermon’s Spike Albrecht in the last two years alone.
Below are some of Dawkins’ season highlights care of 2eZ mixtapes.