By PAUL GOTHAM
Hawkes had most recently played with Monroe Community College during the 2018-19 season. The 6-foot-5 forward started his college career at Daemen College in Buffalo.
As a high school senior, Hawkes averaged 13.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.75 assists under first-year head coach John McCauley. He was part of the the 2015-16 Aquinas team which won the program’s first NYS title. That team, under then-head coach Mike Grosodonia advanced to the Federation final. Hawkes also played on the AQ football team that claimed a state title earlier in the school year.
“Jason worked very hard to get to Siena,” Saints head coach Carmen Maciariello said in statement. “He was determined to be a Saint. He is a tireless worker and does whatever he can to help our program.”
Hawkes joins a Siena team which claimed the program’s eighth MAAC title last season. Siena was named MAAC Tournament Champion when COVID-19 forced cancellation of play.
Hawkes will join Siena as a walk-on.