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Recapping the Pac-12 Basketball All-Stars trip to Australia

How did Josh Hawkinson do against Aron Baynes and Brock Motum?

The Pac-12 Basketball All-Stars, which included WSU forward Josh Hawkinson, have wrapped up an overseas trip to Australia where they played several exhibitions games, including two against the Australian Men's National Basketball team.

On Tuesday, the Pac-12 fell by a score of 92-83 against the Boomers as Hawkinson recorded two points on 1-for-3 shooting from the floor in 15:53 of action and former Coug Aron Baynes scored 28 points for the Boomers which lead all scorers. Hawkinston did grab four defensive rebounds, while another former Coug, Brock Motum, added six points for Australia as well.

Thursday's rematch between the two teams ended with a decisive 93-63 victory for Australia. The 30-point win was much more convincing for a team that is less than a month away from traveling to Brazil to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Baynes and Motum combined for 33 points while Hawkinson added another two points off the bench for the Pac-12 team in 11:03 of game time.

Neither outcome was all that surprising considering the Boomers are loaded with pros from the NBA and Europe. But the trip wasn't all about competition! Here's Hawkinson and Motum doing their Coug thing:

The players also got to experience the cultural side of Australia:

With the trip now over, the Pac-12 All-Stars are just weeks away from off-season conditioning and workouts before practices begin for the 2016-2017 season.


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