“We are ecstatic to announce the signings of William Boyer-Richard and Kawanise Wilkins, said Hawkins. “Both are outstanding individuals on and off the court and we are excited to have them be a part of the Bronco family.”
During his senior season at Jean-de-Brebeuf, Boyer-Richard averaged 17.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game en route to All-Star First Team honors.
Boyer-Richard led the team to a 14-2 record and a first place finish in the RSEQ first division league and a fourth place finish at the national championships.
The Drummondville, Quebec native ranked ninth in the league in field goal percentage (.478), first in three-point field goal percentage (.511) and second in free-throw percentage (.839).
Boyer-Richard also notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Sainte-Foy on Nov. 11. The 6-2 guard played AAU basketball with Brookwood Elite as well as Sphere Basketball.
Coach Hawkins' Take: "William is an outstanding point guard with great vision of the floor. William has an exceptional understanding of the geometry of the game, unique ability to pass the ball and possesses a deep shooting range.
"Off the court, William is an excellent student who will continue our culture of what it means to be a student-athlete."
Kawanise “Squeaky” Wilkins • 6-6 • Forward • Chicago, Ill. / Barton Community College
In one year at Barton Community College, Wilkins averaged 14.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in one of the premier junior college conferences, the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC). Wilkins was named KJCCC Division I Freshman of the Year and earned First Team All-Jayhawk Conference and First Team All-Region 6 honors.
From the field Wilkins shot a staggering 48.9 percent and knocked down 43 three-pointers. During his freshman campaign at BCC, Wilkins played and started in all 36 games for the Wildcats recording 13 double-doubles. The Chicago, Ill., native registered double digit points in 28 games.
Wilkins led his team to the Elite 8 of the NJCAA National Championship Tournament after finishing the regular season with an overall record of 29-7 and 21-5 in KJCCC play. The 6’6” forward was guided by head coach Craig Fletchall and assistant coach Brad Witherspoon.
The 6’6” forward was offered by multiple schools including Milwaukee, Kent State, Indiana State, Bradley and 2018 Final Four participant Loyola University Chicago. Wilkins will have three years of eligibility at Western Michigan.
Coach Hawkins’ Take: “Kawanise “Squeaky” Wilkins is a do it all forward that has an outstanding basketball IQ. He is capable of scoring both inside and outside while possessing a big wide body that is built for success in the Mid-American Conference. Squeaky comes to WMU battled tested after playing in a tough Chicago league out of Farragut High School and in the Jayhawk Conference at Barton CC. He was very well coached by both Wolf Nelson at Farragut and Craig Fletchall at Barton CC.