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Gordon Hayward (Freshman from Butler)

What are Gordon "Half Man-Half Amazing" Hayward's draft prospects two or three years down the road?

This guy is a 6-8 swingman, who can pop the three, drive the lane, crash the boards, and play tight D.

I haven't been able to get an accurately gauge on his athleticism, as Butler has been on TV once this year (actually, yesterday against Davidson).

Hayward seems to do everything well, and has prototypical size to boot.


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i like him

No idea what he'll be considered in a few years when he starts thinking about the NBA but he has been one a very underrated player this year and has played great basketball, especially for a freshman. Unfortunately for him Butler gets pretty much no recognition despite being a ranked team all year and when someone actually does talk about Butler they talk about his forward teammate Matt Howard who is a good play in his own right. Tough to project a guy when I haven't seen him hardly at all but his numbers are great for a freshman, especially his percentages (48.7 FG%, 82.6 FT%, 45.9 3-pt%) those are all spectacular numbers for a first year player.

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Additional input...

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Yeah, no doubt that Hayward drops incredible numbers.

Anyone have a read on his athleticism...

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Hayward's athleticism

I played high school ball with Gordon at Brownsburg. I watched him grow from 6 foot to about 6 8 in two years. His athleticism flies under the radar because he is such a humble player and doesn't seem to boast it during the games. He is quick as can be and has a very nice array of dunks. I've seen him windmill with ease and have seen him hurt during a pick up game because he hit his elbow on the rim. No question he is plenty athletic and he seems to double in strength each year. Im pretty sure he doesnt even shave yet, so he still has some physical maturing to do. Two years and this kid will be a beast.

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That's awesome,

That's awesome, millerb.

Maybe with the added strength, Hayward can develop into a Joe Alexander type player.

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gordon haywards athleticsm

I am a former player for Spiece Indy Heat and Indiana Elite and I was a teamate of Gordons for a few years. His athleticism will not blow you out of the water but he has very deceptive athleticism. He can get by any player on the court and will shoot over you. I can probably count the turnovers I seen him commit on one hand in 3 years. I personally think he could end up being a bigger and alot smarter verson of dan marjerle or a smaller dirk nowitzki. And honestly he is more athletic than both of those players. He is an instant contributer on the court no matter the area.

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dude can play. I only

dude can play. I only watched him like twice last year, but he has skills. Can put it on the floor and pull up off the dribble. I'm looking forward to see what he has this next season. And I'm guessing that godukkies55 is probably related to him since he bumped this old ass thread, lol.

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Hayward.....talk about a

Hayward.....talk about a shooter. Idk if he's going to survive in the NBA though outside of a Steve Novak type role.

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Gordon Hayward

I've watched him several times, in person and on the tube (or online). You heard it here. The kid is really special. I don't want to sound hysterical, so I won't name players I would compare him to. (Not saying whether one of them rhymes with "schlebron.")

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Mike Miller

Carbon copy of Mike Miller. Looked the exact same as a freshman and sophomore at Florida and will have the exact same NBA career.

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i agree with the miller

i agree with the miller comparison...he's nowhere near the stiff that Novak is

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Hayward

He looks like he's 12 and as never shaved in his life. I know nothing to do with his game, just saying.

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a 12 year old who is 6'8''

a 12 year old who is 6'8'' 200 pounds and could school you at basketball.

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I know

he can school me. He just looks mad young.

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Nice job! alot of usefull

Nice job! alot of usefull information, thank a lot!

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all these one time poster on

Call me crazy but I think this kid got the opportunity to go in the top ten.

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"His athleticism flies under the radar because he is such a humble player and doesn't seem to boast it during the games. He is quick as can be and has a very nice array of dunks. I've seen him windmill with ease and have seen him hurt during a pick up game because he hit his elbow on the rim."

"His athleticism will not blow you out of the water but he has very deceptive athleticism. He can get by any player on the court and will shoot over you. I can probably count the turnovers I seen him commit on one hand in 3 years. I personally think he could end up being a bigger and alot smarter verson of dan marjerle or a smaller dirk nowitzki. And honestly he is more athletic than both of those players. He is an instant contributer on the court no matter the area."

"The kid is really special. I don't want to sound hysterical, so I won't name players I would compare him to. (Not saying whether one of them rhymes with 'schlebron.')"

I think this is proof that Gordon Hayward made like five different accounts in order to create hype for himself.

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