#17 Justin Hawkins

Redshirt Junior
Prosperity, S.C.
High School:
Mid-Carolina HS

One of the team’s strongest players.

2018: Hit .200 with seven runs, three doubles, two homers, eight RBIs, a .425 slugging percentage, .365 on-base percentage, 10 walks and a hit-by-pitch in 21 games (15 starts, including six at second base, six as the DH and three at third base) … committed only one error (.968 fielding percentage) … hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer against Furman on Feb. 20 … went 2-for-3 with a double and run against No. 23 South Carolina on March 4 … went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and a walk against Wofford on March 6 … No. 27 third baseman in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball.

Before Clemson: Second-team All-American at USC Sumter … played multiple seasons at USC Sumter, where he was coached by Tim Medlin … member of the 2015 American Legion World Series champion, as he was named MVP of the tournament … all-state and all-region selection at Mid-Carolina High School … lettered four times in baseball at Mid-Carolina High School, where he was coached by Daniel Gregory.

Personal: His father, Scottie, played baseball at USC Aiken and USC Salkehatchie … majoring in communication … born Justin Scott Hawkins on Aug. 30, 1996 in Newberry, S.C.