The Flint Journal today confirmed something we wrote about back in March, the impending departure of Flint’s top prospect for the class of 2012. Javontae Hawkins will be leaving Flint Powers to attend Huntington Prep in West Virginia.
From the Flint Journal:
The thrill of competition drives Javontae Hawkins.
The 17-year-old Powers Catholic junior has never settled for tackling a tough situation with a mediocre response or taking the “easy” way out of any legitimate challenge.
That desire ultimately led him to make a big decision.
Hawkins plans to transfer from Powers to Huntington Prep High School in Huntington, W. Va., to finish his final year of eligibility.
Since it was founded in 2009, Huntington Prep has helped nine players land Division I scholarships.
I’m having a hard time understanding this. If you go and read the full article, he’s quoted as saying that he wants to prove to people that he can play at the D-1 level. I don’t know who else he needs to prove. He’s already convinced 21 D-1 coaches, many of whom are high major. I’m not certain how that is going to change. He was already at a high school that is consistently ranked among the top in Michigan and, at times, in the nation.
I wish him the best of luck because, as many of you know, he’s really a quality kid. I just really hope he doesn’t regret the change of scenery.