Mesa Mountain View High School's ultra-talented and superb 5-foot-10 junior guard prospect Armani Hawkins is currently the top-rated underclassman girls prospect in the state of Arizona. A very gifted performer and the younger sister of former Toro's star guard Arnecia Hawkins (Arizona State), Armani has recently seen her college recruitment begin to soar.
I have had Hawkins rated as my top overall prospect in Arizona's talented 2015 class, since I first saw her take the floor two years ago in a Southwest Showcase event held in Chandler. Now many college coaches around the country are taking notice of the talented guard prospect.
Currently, Hawkins is rated by ESPN among the Top 25 overall prospects in America's 2015 class - a tremendous honor. As a result, Hawkins has received scholarship offers already from Arizona State, Arizona, Northern Arizona, Grand Canyon, UNLV and West Virginia. She is also receiving strong interest from USC, Oregon State, Washington and Georgia Tech, with many more schools looking to get involved in the very near future.
I caught up with Dana Hawkins, Armani's father and club coach with the Arizona Blue Star, this week in regards to his daughter's current college recruitment, and he advised me that his daughter could decide to commit early, but that she is in no rush to make her decision.
Armani is on pace to have a big breakout junior season this year, after leading the Toros in scoring last season - averaging 14.5 points per/game for a team that finished with an 18-10 overall record in the Division-I Class. While Mountain View was projected as one of the state's elite teams last season, the Toros was suffer a big blowout loss to Division-I state runner-up Pinnacle High School last season in the state playoffs.
Armani Hawkins and the Mountain View team will be looking for some payback this high school season - looking to win it all.