Guard Armani Hawkins, rated as one of the top juniors in the nation, is committed to sign with Arizona State.
The 6-foot Hawkins is ranked No. 15 overall nationally in the class of 2015 by ESPN HoopGurlz. She averaged 14.5 points as a sophomore at Mesa Mountain View High School and will join her sister Arnecia at ASU.
Dana Hawkins coaches his younger daughter with his BlueStar Arizona club team. He said long-time familiarity with ASU coach Charli Turner Thorne was important in Armani’s decision as well as “having the opportunity to play with her older sister.”
Arnecia, 5-10 sophomore guard at ASU, and Armani played one season together at Mountain View and will be paired for one year as Sun Devils.
Armani is a combination guard, her father, who prefers the shooting guard position. “She’s aggressive going to the basket and has a very nice shot,” Dana Hawkins said.
Hawkins is ASU’s first commitment for the class of 2015. Houston guard Nicole Iademarco is committed to sign with ASU in November in the class of 2014.