BILLINGS -- Taylen Hawkins, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound center who played basketball for Billings Christian, has signed to play at McMurry University, an NCAA Division III school in Abilene, Texas.
Hawkins was part of a 2020-21 Billings Christian boys basketball team that won the Montana Christian Athletic Association state championship. The Warriors, coached by former MSU Billings coach Craig Carse, were undefeated in Montana and then placed third at the National Christian School Athletic Association tournament in Pennsylvania to finish with a 22-2 overall record.
Hawkins was selected to the all-tournament team and averaged 12.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game over the course of the season.
McMurry, which competes in the American Southwest Conference, was 4-15 in 2020-21.
WAR HAWK NATION Let's give a BIG Welcome to a BIG Man in Taylen Hawkins from Billings, MT!!! Taylen helped lead his team to the National Tournament, while playing for the Legendary Craig Carse he averaged 12.1PPG I 8.3RPG! 🦅 pic.twitter.com/p5eN9y21Id— McMurry Men's Basketball (@McMurry_MBB) May 24, 2021