Hawes (left) with the 76ers
|No. 32 – Cleveland Cavaliers|
April 28, 1988 |
|Listed height||7 ft 1 in (216 cm)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Seattle Preparatory
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|Pro playing career||2007–present|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Spencer Mason Hawes (born April 28, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 2007 NBA Draft and is the nephew of Steve Hawes, a retired NBA player.
Hawes played center at Seattle Prep, an elite college-prep school in Seattle, Washington. The team won the state championship in the 2005–06 season and Hawes was named the tournament MVP. He might have entered the 2006 NBA Draft had the NBA not enacted a new rule requiring players to wait a year after their class graduates from high school. Following the 2005–06 season, Hawes was selected as an Associated Press All-American, McDonald's All-American, Parade Magazine All-American, and USA Today All-American. He was also named 2006 Gatorade Boys Basketball Washington Player of the Year and Seattle Times player of the year.
Spencer Hawes debuted for USA Basketball in April 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.
In the Summer of 2006, Hawes led all scorers with 24 points and added 10 rebounds, contributing to a United States men's team victory over Argentina in the gold medal game of the FIBA Americas under-18 Championship by a score of 104–82. Overall, Hawes averaged 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds during the tournament. The U.S. team was coached by Hawes' eventual college coach, Lorenzo Romar.
Hawes attended and played at the University of Washington, where his uncle, Steven, and his father, Jeff, both played basketball. Hawes led the Huskies in scoring with 14.9 points per game, ranked 10th in the Pac-10. Hawes also ranked second on the Huskies with 6.4 rebounds per game, ninth in the Pac-10. Spencer Hawes set a school record for freshmen with 461 points, despite missing one game due to a left ankle sprain. This record was later broken by Isaiah Thomas.
Hawes scored 20 or more points nine times, while posting three double-doubles. He was also named to the Pac-10 all-freshman team.
Hawes was projected to go as high as fifth overall to the Celtics to as low as twelfth overall to the 76ers. He was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the 10th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.
Hawes played sparingly in his rookie season of 2007/2008. Although appearing in 71 games, he started only 8 and averaged 13.1 minutes per game. He averaged a modest 4.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and .6 blocks per game with a .459 field goal percentage.
In his second season as a pro, opportunities opened up for Hawes when the starting center Brad Miller was traded to the Chicago Bulls. Hawes' numbers went up in every major statistical category, at 11.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game with a .466 field goal percentage in 29.3 minutes per game. Hawes also started in 51 games, but missed the final game of the season due to an injury that occurred from a flagrant foul assessed to Kenyon Martin of the Denver Nuggets. The foul would result in controversy as Kings co-owner, Joe Maloof, would later state, "That (the hard foul) was thuggery, and you can quote me on that."
On November 22, 2013, Hawes recorded 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 assists in a 115-107 OT victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Hawes hit a clutch three pointer with 3.9 seconds left on the clock to send the game to overtime. As of December 2013, Hawes ranks in the top 20 for three point field goal percentage in 2013–14.
Hawes is a conservative Republican and a critic of Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth. ESPN reported on draft night that he loves to debate politics and has a "God Bless George W. Bush" bumper sticker on his car. Hawes has appeared on the Lars Larson Show, a conservative radio talk show.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- NBA.com: 2007 NBA Draft Board-Spencer Hawes
- All-USA basketball team
- NBA.com Profile Spencer Hawes
- ESPN Hawes Only Plays One Year at Washington
- ESPN Hawes Only Plays One Year at Washington
- Kings C Hawes done for season
- Joe Maloof irate at Martin for way he fouled Hawes
- "Sixers announce three-player trade with Kings". NBA.com. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
- Pacers at 76ers, March 16, 2013
- Notebook: Sixers 115, Bucks 107 (OT)
- NBA Player 3-Point Shooting Statistics - 2013-14
- Cavs Acquire Spencer Hawes from 76ers
- Scene stealers (cont.)