7th Grader Madi Hawk moves from Tellico to Lakeway Christian
Evensville, TN — Madi Hawk played her fist game situation action as high school player in play-day action at Rhea County High School’s Play Day on November 3, 2018. Playing high school basketball as seventh grader is no big surprise for this young basketball talent, who has continually played up. She began playing middle school ball in third grade and now her skill set continues to improve.
As a highly rated class of 2024 player, she now moves her talents to Lakeway Christian School, a new formed school to be located in Morristown, Tennessee, that doesn’t have their own building as of yet. The do have a head coach that is highly rated with Randy Coffman, who previously coached at Riverdale, when the girls’ team won the state championship twice.
But moving from you home community where you are a local hero to new surrounding can be a tough move. Madi showed no signs in her interview and on the court, she showed no nervousness as she moved on to the next chapter now only in her basketball but also in her personal life.
Madi played in three play-day preseason games and after slow start she was hitting on all cylinders by the end of the day. Her last game was on the Rhea County High School court and she really got the shot going . On the day she finished with 14, 16 and 23 points as Lakeway won all three games.
Madi stands 5’5″, which is up from when she began playing middle school ball in Tellico Plains, Tennessee when she stood at 5’0″ She began her career at 4’5″ in third grade. She is ranked the # 2 best prospect in nation by NYAA basketball and #4 by Naismith. Madi handles the ball well, runs the floor well and has a smooth jump shot. She also is solid with her emotions. If she misses a few shots, it doesn’t seem to affect her game and eventually the shots begin to fall. She is known as a very hard worker.
She has played for several AAU teams over the years and enjoyed a lot of success. She is not only a good player but a good teammate. She has championships littered through her playing career.
She won fourth grade Tennessee state championship with McMinn Fire, her Alabama Southern Starz team won fourth and fifth grade state championships and most recently her Alabama Starz AAU team won seventh grade D1 National Championship in tournament played in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Roy Pankey a well respected basketball AAU coach and individual basketball teacher who did some one on one coaching with Madi before said, “Madi has a tremendous work ethic that will give her success. She us a student of the game and she has improved her court vision.”
Lakeway Christian Coach, Randy Coffman said, Madi’s upside is tremendous”.
Madi’s mother Audrey Standridge Hawk said, “The move to Lakeway has been wonderful. She loves the school, the teachers, the community and she absolutely loves the coach.”
In person, the young lady is very respectful and talks like an experienced interviewee. Look for big things from this young lady in the future.