An outstanding Illawarra junior rep, McLeod became synonymous with the Hawks.
Slacke, who played as an Aussie in his final seasons with the Hawks, never averaged more than 24 points a season, wasn’t a prolific rebounder and played on rickety knees.
One of the purest shooters ever to grace the NBL, Jones’ numbers only tell half the story. The 195cm forward helped put basketball and the Hawks on the map in Wollongong.
In the three seasons from 1986-88, the Hawks boasted one of the NBL’s best playing rosters. Spearheading that cast was the intimidating frontline of Ray Borner, Jim Bateman and Don Bickett - aka The Killer Bs.
Taylor was one of the few Hawks imports that didn’t play above the rim and his shooting range didn’t stretch to the three-point line.
Hubbard was a standout from ’89-92, topping the league’s three-point percentages in ’90 and ranking in the top five for assists.
The NBL rookie of the year in ’89, Withers boasted a versatile low-post game and was an excellent three-point shooter..
"Air Fairs" was essentially a long range specialist with an explosive leap who could do a bit of everything.
A smooth, multi-skilled southpaw, Thomas arrived at the Snakepit amid little hype at the start of the 1992 season. By the time he was done, his night-in, night-out production ensured him a place in the club’s record books.
The Hawks’ search for a second import to go with Melvin Thomas at the beginning of ’92 dragged on through the entire pre-season before coach Dave Lindstrom stumbled across the prodigious Overton.
The Hawks pulled off their greatest coup at the time by signing the 1985 NBL MVP from Coburg.
A fan favourite, Chuck Harmison's no.4 jersey hangs in the rafters alongside Hawks greats Gordie McLeod, Mat Campbell & Glen Saville.
Hays endeared himself to Illawarra fans with his professional approach and consistently classy performances.
"Sav" owns just about every Hawks record after 15 seasons with the club. He rose all the way to the top, leading Wollongong to their one and only NBL title in ‘01 and representing Australia at the Athens and Beijing Olympics.
Unknown when he joined the Hawks as a 19-year-old from Bendigo, Campbell has become the face of the club.
His stay was short and sweet, but Andersen who just missed out on being named rookie of the year and was part of a successful first season at "The Sandpit".
He didn’t stay too long, but CJ’s impact was significant at a time when the Hawks started gaining respect as title contenders.
Garrison was the classic class clown, annoying team-mates at training and making them laugh.
The diminutive Lowery landed in Wollongong at the start of the 2000-01 season after toiling in obscurity for several years on the state league and SEABL circuits.
Whether he was leaving opponents in his wake as he crashed through for a dunk, taking a charge or grabbing an important offensive rebound, the Hawks enforcer known as Truck left Hawks fans in no doubt he had given his all every time he stepped on the court.
The lightning-fast New Yorker made an immediate impact on the NBL, helping propel the underdog Hawks throughout the 2010-11 campaign and snaring himself NBL MVP honours.