Angel Reese implored the Pelicans to draft Jordan Hawkins, her cousin. She got her wish.

Angel Reese implored the Pelicans to draft Jordan Hawkins, her cousin. She got her wish.
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LSU superstar Angel Reese and her cousin, UConn’s Jordan Hawkins, turned national championships into a family habit in April, when each of them won NCAA titles.

Now they’ll be separated by 80 miles.

The New Orleans Pelicans selected Hawkins 14th overall Thursday night in the NBA draft, allowing for the two East Coast stars to check in on each other more often.

Before the draft, Reese implored the Pelicans to grab Hawkins in the draft.

The 6-foot-5 Hawkins had earned his status as a first-round prospect.

A native of Gaithersburg, Maryland, who played high school basketball at nearby powerhouse DeMatha Catholic, Hawkins blossomed during his sophomore season at UConn this spring, when he averaged 16.2 points and shot 39% from 3-point range.

He and the Huskies earned the men’s national championship with their 76-59 win over San Diego State on April 3 — one day after Reese and the Tigers earned their own title by defeating Iowa 102-85.

On Thursday, after the Pelicans picked Hawkins, Reese tweeted her approval.

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