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White Sox first-round pick backflips at Draft

Superior athleticism was one reason the White Sox opted to select Texas prep outfielder Courtney Hawkins 13th overall in the first round of the First-Year Player Draft on Monday.

The 18-year-old didn't wait long to show off his skills, landing a back flip mid-interview with MLB Network's Sam Ryan.

But now that he's a Major League bonus baby, the gymnastics may have to take a back seat. "[White Sox GM Kenny] Williams said no more back flips," said Hawkins with a laugh. "Keep my feet on the ground."

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