RG No.: 798
RG Name: Logue-Simms Photographs
Page from 2nd edition: 162
Image Title: Mens' basketball
Photo Date: 1941
Full Caption:
Auburn's Shag Hawkins stretched for a basket in a packed Alumni Gym in 1941.  The six-foot-two center led SEC scorers that season and was second to teammate Frank Manci (No. 30 in picture) the next year.  Hawkins scored 644 points in three seasons during the era of low-scoring basketball.  "Shag was a helluva perimeter man, and his drive for the basket was awesome," his coach, Ralph Jordan, recalled nearly forty years later.  Hawkins was Jordan's only scholarship basketball player at API.  The profits from a nickel-a-drink Coke machine at the gym went to Shag. -- Photo: AU Archives

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