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32 - Lazar Hayward

Marquette 

  • Birthday: 11/26/86
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 226
  • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
  • High School: Notre Dame Prep
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Overall

90

2010
Mock:  30

NBA Comparison: Jarvis Hayes/Ryan Gomes

Strengths: Hayward is not your prototypical 6'6 wing. Played predominantly the 4 spot for Marquette, occasionally forced to play the 5. Held his own against the beasts of the BE, not afraid to mix it up ... An effective interior player despite his frequent size disadvantage, thanks to a 7 3/4 wingspan ... Has a knack for getting quality shots off in the paint, excellent use of the 'flip shot' ... Showed his core strength performing 15 reps of 185 at the NBA Draft Combine ... Excellent stationary shooter ... Form and follow through are textbook with no excess moving parts- simple mechanics and a quick, effortless release ... Uses his lower body extremely well on his shot- like an anchor, generating lift from his base. Possesses tremendous range well beyond the NBA 3, which he put on display at the Reese's All-Star Game at the Final Four (5 threes). Shot 35% from distance as a senior in 5.5 attempts per game ... Found some of his best looks in the pick and pop game, where he was very effective stepping out ... Hit 17 of 25 college threes and 15 of 25 NBA threes at the combine shooting drill. Utilizes the pump fake well knowing opponents must respect his jumper ... When he sees an open lane, he attacks the hole with reckless abandon- wills his way to the basket ... Outstanding FT shooter, shooting 82% as a junior and 84% as a senior. Won 96 games in his 4 years at Marquette ... Clutch player, not afraid to take and make big shots. Made drastic improvements in all facets of the game during his collegiate career ... Increased his scoring average from 6.8 as a freshman to 18.1 as a senior, and rebounding from 3.6 to 7.5 (8.6 rpg as a junior). Opened eyes at combine athleticism tests with a 36 inch max vert and 3.31 3/4 court sprint ... Finished 2nd, only behind John Wall, in the lane agility drill at 10.87.

Weaknesses: Despite solid showings in the athletic testing, concerns over general athletic ability, explosiveness and quickness still remain ... Does he possess the lateral quickness to defend opposing two-guards or wings? Despite his toughness and lower body strength, he's not defending 4's at the next level ... He will need to prove he can defend on the perimeter ... Appeared lead footed at times when forced to cover quicker opposition at the college level. While he's an efficient spot up shooter, does not shoot well on the move or off the dribble. Needs time to get his legs underneath the shot. Additional cultivation of the mid-range game will be critical to his success. Did not spend time coming off screens in college, usually acting as the screener ... Can he use screens effectively and make shots? His ball handling skills are extremely limited for an NBA SG/SF ... Has minimal creativity as a result, and unable to get shots for himself ... Dribbles with his head fixated on the ground ... Had turnover problems (2 per game) despite limited ballhandling responsibilities ... Was the beneficiary of open 3 pt looks floating around the three point stripe when defended by bigs ... Open spaces will be few and far between when guarded by players of comparable size ... Became heavily reliant on the three rather than using his brute strength inside. Almost 40% of his FG attempts came from beyond the arc ... Did not spend enough time on the FT line (3.7 FTA), failing to attempt more than 8 in a game. With his accuracy, he should be seeking out contact whenever possible.

Notes: Hayward averaged 9.3 and 5.6 rebounds at the World University Games in 2009. Was responsible for an unfortunate incident in the 2009 NCAA Tournament Round of 32 against Missouri, wherein he stepped over the baseline on an out-of-bounds play with his team trailing by 2 with 5 seconds remaining.

Adam Ganeles 6/8/10

Strengths: Shooting During warm-ups in high school he would swish 40 footers with no break in form Free throws often splash the net Very controlled Has good instincts and a great touch Knows what he can do and never plays outside of himself Does not appear to be all that athletic but is deceptive Best athletic asset is his body control Has a solid frame that can easily put on some weight Plays good defense Has a good wingspan very heady player A consummate teammate Coaches love him Marquette is the perfect place for him

Weaknesses: Does not possess the mind blowing athleticism that many elite players do 3 point shot is a set shot, though with a high and quick release Has not shown the ability to take a jump shot off the dribble On the prep level was able to play good defense against forwards, though is not as quick as the most athletic guards on higher levels Other than his shooting ability, no other skill stands out...

Drew Wolin - 10/9/2006

SEASON
TEAM
MIN
PTS
REB
AST
TO
A/T
STL
BLK
PF
FG%
FT%
3P%
PPS
2006-07 MARQ 16.3 6.6 3.6 0.3 1 0.29 0.6 0.1 2.1 0.428 0.667 0.208 1.15
2007-08 MARQ 25.4 12.8 6.5 0.6 1.8 0.33 1.1 0.4 2.7 0.474 0.773 0.451 1.35
2008-09 MARQ 31.7 16.3 8.6 1.1 1.9 0.6 1 0.3 2.5 0.469 0.82 0.358 1.31
2009-10 MARQ 32.3 18.1 7.5 1.5 2 0.78 1.9 0.5 3.4 0.432 0.843 0.349 1.2
PerGame 26.4 13.5 6.6 0.9 1.7 0.5 1.1 0.3 2.7 0.452 0.789 0.357 1.26

SEASON
TEAM
GP
MIN
FG
FGA
FTM
FTA
3PM
3PA
PTS
OFF
DEF
TOT
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
2006-07 MARQ 34 553 83 194 48 72 10 48 224 61 63 124 10 35 20 3 73
2007-08 MARQ 35 889 158 333 92 119 41 91 449 66 162 228 21 63 39 13 94
2008-09 MARQ 35 1109 204 435 109 133 53 148 570 99 203 302 39 65 35 9 89
2009-10 MARQ 34 1097 222 514 107 127 65 186 616 72 184 256 52 67 64 18 115
Totals 138 3648 667 1476 356 451 169 473 1859 298 612 910 122 230 158 43 371

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