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Gordon Hayward

Height 6' 9
Weight 207
Country United States
Position Small Forward
Graduating Class 2012
School Butler University
High School Brownsburg High School, Indiana
Draft History
Drafted in 2010 NBA Draft: 1st Round, 9th Overall Pick by Utah Utah
Additional Information Offense

Strengths
• Good size – has advantage over most other small forwards
• Can create own shot
• Goes strong to basket – draws fouls
• Good free throw shooter
• Playmaker – creates shots for others

Weaknesses

• Needs to become a more consistent perimeter shooter
• Needs to use his size more to his advantage

Defense

Strengths
• Does a good job preventing penetration
• Rebounds well


Weaknesses
• Needs to improve foot speed and lateral movement
• Should improve strength

Analysis

Hayward has developed into one of the better all-around talents in college basketball. On offense, he has become a dependable scorer and playmaker. He has great size for a small forward, and can easily shoot over defenders. He is also a very good passer for his size and does a good job getting his teammates involved. Though not the quickest defender, Hayward does a good job keeping his assignment away from the basket. He is also a strong rebounder, going hard after missed shots. If he adds a little more muscle, he could become much more of an offensive and defensive force.

- Ed Isaacson

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