Gordon Hayward Speaker Profile
Forward for the Utah Jazz
Gordon Hayward Biography
Gordon Hayward was born March 23, 1990, the fourth "Gordon" in his family, is a basketball player who most recently played for Butler University. He left Butler for the NBA after emerging as a superstar in his sophomore (second) year, leading his team to a runner-up finish in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
Hayward, a somewhat unheralded freshman, made an instant impact in his freshman year (2008-09). Butler had lost four starters from a 30-win season and were picked fifth in the Horizon League. However, the Bulldogs went 26-5 and won the Horizon League. Hayward averaged 13.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and was named Horizon Newcomer of the Year and first team All-Conference.
In the offseason, Hayward was selected to Team USA for the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. Playing for Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon, Hayward was a surprise star for the Championship squad, averaging 10 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. At the conclusion of the tournament, Hayward was named to the "All-Star Five" of the event, with teammate Tyshawn Taylor.
After raising his profile in the FIBA tournament, Hayward was named to numerous preseason All-America teams, and was a preseason candidate for the Wooden Award and the Naismith Award prior to the 2009-10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. He was also named preseason All-Horizon League.
During the 2009-10 season, Hayward was the only player to finish in the Horizon League's top five in both scoring and rebounding; he was also in the league's top 10 in field goal percentage, free throw percentage, blocked shots, offensive rebounding, defensive rebounding (in which he led the league), and minutes per game.  At the end of the regular season, he was named the Horizon League Player of the Year. Hayward was also was named a third team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. In the NCAA Tournament, Hayward was named the MVP of the West Region as he led Butler to the National Championship game. In the championship game against Duke he missed the game-winning half-court shot, by a matter of inches, which would have given Butler their very first NCAA championship.
On April 14, 2010, Hayward's father confirmed to the Indianapolis Star that his son would submit his name for consideration in the 2010 draft, but he would not immediately hire an agent. While the younger Hayward was dividing his time between his final examinations and physical preparation, his father created a highly detailed two-page questionnaire that he gave to prospective agents. Mark Bartelstein, who survived Gordon Scott's grilling and became Gordon Daniel's agent, would later say, "It was the most incredibly thorough process I've been through in 25 years. His parents didn't want to leave any stone unturned."
Hayward had until May 8 to withdraw from the draft and retain his college eligibility. However, on the day before the withdrawal deadline, he announced that he would stay in the draft and give up his remaining college eligibility. At the time he announced for the draft, he was widely expected to be selected in the top 20 picks, and that assessment did not change before the deadline. When announcing that he was leaving for the NBA, Hayward said that he planned to eventually complete his degree.
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Posted on 14 April 2014 | 5:25 pm
Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward and WNBA legend Tina Thompson will be in Manila to participate in the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2014 National Training Camp to help coach participants from all over the country vying to become Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA All-Stars. The National Training Camp will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center Form 2 & 3 from April 25-26 and the SM MOA...[Read More]
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