Mens' basketball
Date: 1941 Size: 470x336 pixels
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.
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