Tom Hawkins (basketball)
|Born||December 22, 1936|
|Died||August 16, 2017 (aged 80)|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Parker (Chicago, Illinois)|
|College||Notre Dame (1956–1959)|
|NBA draft||1959 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall|
|Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers|
|Number||20, 19, 33|
|1959–1962||Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers|
|1966–1969||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||6,672 (8.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||4,607 (6.7 rpg)|
|Assists||871 (1.1 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Thomas Jerome Hawkins (December 22, 1936 – August 16, 2017) was an American professional basketball player.
A 6'5" (1.96 m) forward, Hawkins starred at Chicago's Parker (now Robeson) High School before playing at the University of Notre Dame, where he became the school's first African-American basketball star. He was then selected by the Minneapolis (later Los Angeles) Lakers in the first round of the 1959 NBA draft, and he would have a productive ten-year career in the league, playing for the Lakers as well as the Cincinnati Royals as he registered 6,672 career points and 4,607 career rebounds.
- 100 Years Remembered in 100 Days: The Hawk. Notre Dame Official Athletic Site. December 20, 2004. Retrieved on January 2, 2009.
- Career statistics. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on January 2, 2009.
- "Irish Legend Tom Hawkins Passes Away". Notre Dame Fighting Irish. August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.