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BC forward Deontae Hawkins is out for the season

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Deontae Hawkins will be a big loss for BC coach Jim Christian.

By Globe Staff 

Deontae Hawkins, a key player for the Boston College men’s basketball team, will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury. Hawkins suffered the injury during a 71-62 loss to Nebraska Nov. 29.

Hawkins, a 6-foot-8-inch graduate transfer from Illinois State, was averaging 12.4 points per game and 9.1 rebounds. Both are statistics that coach Jim Christian is going to find difficult to replace.

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“Teddy means so much to everyone in our program and he made a big impact in his time here,” Christian said in a statement. “He brought maximum effort to every practice and game and was a positive influence on both our veterans and our younger players. His leadership on and off the court will be missed.”