University of Washington
One-year letterman ... All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection for the 2007 season ... A first-team All-Pac-10 Freshman Team honoree in 2007 ... A second-team NABC District 14 selection ... Honored as a freshman All-American by CollegeInsider.com and Rivals.com ... A 2006 McDonald's and Parade All-American ... The most prominent recruit in Husky history ... Former prep teammate at Seattle Prep (Wash.) High School of Martell Webster, the No. 6 selection in the 2005 NBA Draft who is currently playing with the Portland Trailblazers ... College choice came down to a decision between Washington and North Carolina ... Son of former Husky basketball player Jeff Hawes (1972-74) ... The nephew of Steve Hawes (1970-72) who was named to Washington's All-Century team ... Steve Hawes was UW's 2006 inductee into the Pac-10 Basketball Hall of Honor and averaged 8.4 points per game over 10 NBA seasons (1974-85) with Cleveland, Houston, Portland, Atlanta and Seattle.
2006-2007: As a freshman, played 31 games for the Huskies who posted a 19-13 record and finished seventh in the Pac-10 standings with an 8-10 mark ... Started 24 games ... Missed one game due to a left ankle sprain, the road contest at Washington State (Jan. 20) ... Led the team with a 14.9-point scoring average, a figure that ranked 10th among Pac-10 players ... His 53.2-percent field goal accuracy was the league's fourth-best figure ... Washington's all-time leading freshman scorer and shot blocker ... His 461 points eclipsed the previous UW freshman record of 406 established in 1988 by Mike Hayward ... Hawes owns the freshman record for blocked shots with 54, surpassing the previous standard of 32 set by Todd MacCulloch in 1996 ... The 54 blocks placed Hawes fourth among UW's all-time single-season leaders, behind the 67 of both David Dixon (2002) and Chris Welp (1986) and the 63 of Welp (1987) ... Ranked third among Pac-10 players with 54 blocked shots ... Honored as the Dec. 26 Pac-10 Player of the Week after leading UW to an 88-72 upset of 12th-ranked LSU ... Helped defend LSU star Glen Davis, putting and end to "Big Baby's" 48-game double-figure scoring streak ... Registered three double-doubles, with 23 points and 12 rebounds against LSU (Dec. 20), 12 points and 12 rebounds at Pittsburgh (Feb. 17) and 13 points and 15 boards against UCLA (Mar. 3) ... Registered double-figure points on 25 occasions, including nine 20-point performances ... . Ranked second on the team and No. 9 among Pac-10 players with 6.4 rebounds per game ... Grabbed collegiate-high 15 rebounds against UCLA (Mar. 3) ... Led UW in scoring on nine occasions, rebounding five times and assists eight times ... Staged a stellar collegiate debut, tallying 12 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four blocks in 19 minutes against Pepperdine (Nov. 12) ... Scored a collegiate-best 24 points and hit his first 3-point attempt at the buzzer, forcing a second overtime at USC (Dec. 28) ... Hawes lost 20 pounds while battling a stomach virus the entire month of January ... Blocked six shots against Sacramento State (Nov. 19).
Seattle Prep High School (Seattle, Wash.)
A 2006 McDonald's and Parade All-American ... The No. 1 prospect in the Best in the West poll compiled by the Long Beach Press-Telegram ... College choice came down to a decision between Washington and North Carolina ... The nation's No. 2 prep prospect in the Bob Gibbons' All-Star Report ... Named preseason second-team High School All-American by Street & Smith's magazine ... Also garnered All-America accolades from Parade Magazine and EA Sports ... Selected to the five-member 2006 USA Today All-USA Prep Basketball first team ... Honored as the 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Washington ... Averaged 19.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.1 blocks and 3.0 assists as a senior ... Led the Panthers to the 2006 state Class 3A championship ... The MVP of the 2006 state tournament ... Named the Seattle Times' State High School Male Player of the Year following the 2006 season ... Averaged 16.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks as a junior ... Graduated with a 3.70 grade point average ... Received academic accolades as a member of the Dean's List, President's List and the Honor Roll.
Topped all scorers with 24 points and added 10 rebounds, leading the United States under-18 men's team to a 104-82 triumph over Argentina (July 2, 2006) in the gold medal game of the 2006 FIBA Americas under-18 Championship ... Averaged 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds during the tournament ... The U.S. team was coached by Hawes' college coach, Lorenzo Romar ... Debuted for USA Basketball in April of 2006 as a member of the 2006 USA Junior National Select Team that defeated the World Select Team 109-91 at the Nike Hoop Summit in Memphis, Tenn. ... Tallied eight points, three rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes.
Coach Romar on Spencer Hawes
"We are very fortunate to have who we feel is arguably the best big man in America at this level. He is not only talented, but he has a lot of toughness. We think he embodies everything that Husky basketball is all about. We expect him to make an immediate impact, We have not had someone who can step in and do the things that he does with his size. As a 7-footer, he is able to score on the low block and able to pass the basketball with a good feel. He will definitely be someone that will make an impact as a freshman."