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Spencer Hawes drops 58 points in Seattle Pro-Am game (VIDEO)

Aug 12, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

After six seasons in the NBA, Spencer Hawes is viewed by most as a serviceable big man who is capable of averaging just north of 11 points and seven rebounds per game when given more than 27 minutes per contest to do what he does best.

Hawes has never been viewed as a Kevin Durant type capable of scoring at will from anywhere on the floor, or as someone who can dominate offensively, even for brief stretches. But in the video clip above, taken at Jamal Crawford‘s Pro-Am in Seattle this past weekend, Hawes showed a full range of skills and was absolutely unstoppable.

Three-pointers? No problem. Flying dunks in traffic? That too. The one-legged Dirk fadeaway? He had that working, as well.

According to the video’s description from the guys at, Hawes finished with 58 points on 19-of-30 shooting, while sinking 18 of his 22 free throw attempts. He also hauled down 17 rebounds.

The level of competition matters, of course, and it’s why Durant could drop 63 points at the same event. But we’ve come to expect things like this from Durant. In the case of Hawes, nobody saw this coming.

  1. asimonetti88 - Aug 12, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    He’s a Seattle native and was high school teammates with Martell Webster. I remember when we played their team, he was an absolute beast in high school, looking like a man amongst boys similar to this video. Crazy thing is that when Martell was a senior and Hawes a junior, they missed the state playoffs! They made it back the next season when Hawes was a senior however.

  2. dirtydavis - Aug 12, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    This guy was way more efficient than Durant.

  3. garrison1981 - Aug 12, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Pistons…….make the call!! Spot number 15 to back up Drumond n Monroe

    • tcclark - Aug 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      deal. We’ll take KCP and call it even. The NKOTB in the Sixers backcourt would be MCWKCP. Did you follow that?

      (p.s I realize that Spencer Hawes is no where near as valuable as the 8th overall pick in the draft. I’m not a moron)

  4. 2016olympics - Aug 12, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    This story, and others like it, are NOT news. Show some journalistic integrity, and abstain from posting similar stories in the future. Thanks and be well.

    • 00maltliquor - Aug 12, 2013 at 10:33 PM

      This is the off-season and this is a blog. Everything from the Finals to what brand of hot sauce LeBron prefers is going to be covered, and everything in between. Deal with it.

      • tcclark - Aug 12, 2013 at 10:51 PM

        Nah, they save Lebron’s favorite Hot sauce for the regular season. Remember when they brought in four experts to talk about that on SportsCenter instead of showing highlights?

      • 00maltliquor - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:02 PM

        @ tcclark

        You’ve got to be kidding me!? I was just half-joking. Jesus! That really happend, huh? lol

      • tcclark - Aug 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM

        haha nah. I was kidding. I do remember a 15 minute segment on whether or not he could play for the Cleveland Browns though. They brought in like 2 football experts and two basketball experts and they debated on whether he could play in the NFL and what position he would be. They had time for that segment but not for the 15 hockey games that were played the night before.

    • muhangis - Aug 14, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      You sir are a f***ing idiot. Take care.

  5. rostar83 - Aug 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    People who feel disturbed by articles that aren’t news (in their eyes) should stop reading them and just shut up

  6. rostar83 - Aug 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    And it’s called Basketball TALK, not NEWS

  7. taron2in1 - Aug 12, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Garrison we will throw in some cheesesteaks too with that deal. That headline means nothing round here. He’s all yours:)

  8. mungman69 - Aug 12, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Hey Sixers; trade Hawes now, but not to Detroit.

  9. herbstsomer - Aug 13, 2013 at 2:52 AM

    Durant did drop 63, but didn’t he also shoot over 60 times? So, Durant’s 63 isn’t as impressive as Hawes’ 58. Even though Durant is obviously the better player, Hawes out did him at this event.

  10. sportsfan18 - Aug 13, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Anyone who makes it to the NBA is incredibly talented.

    I forget the exact player, maybe Brian Cardinal or a similar player who just retired a couple of yrs ago, but this guy played against many regular “Joes” because they all thought this guy wasn’t any good and he destroyed them and this was written about by some basketball writer.

    The article I’m talking about was well written and it spoke about just how talented guys are who are in the NBA even if they are the last guy on the bench. They may not be good compared to Lebron, Kobe, Durant etc… but they are there for a reason.

    No, Spencer Hawes isn’t like Durant or the other truly great NBA players but it isn’t an accident he’s in the NBA either…

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