Jarvis James Hayes
(born August 9, 1981) is an American
player. A 6'8", 220 lbs. small forward
from the University of Georgia
and Western Carolina University
, Hayes was selected by the Washington Wizards
with the 10th overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft
. Throughout his NBA career, Hayes has averaged at least 8.0 points per game. Hayes is known for scoring points but sometimes lacks defensive prowess.
Jarvis Hayes was born five minutes ahead of his twin brother, Belmont Abbey College assistant coach Jonas
. After a stellar high school career at Douglass High School
in Atlanta, he (and Jonas) enrolled first at Western Carolina, where he became the first freshman in 40 seasons to lead the Southern Conference in scoring.
After a year, they moved on to Georgia, where he was named First Team All-SEC in both his sophomore and junior years. He became the first Bulldog to be so honored since Dominique Wilkins in 1981–82. He also stepped up in big games, averaging 28.5 points per game in the 2002 NCAA Tournament.
Hayes holds the rare distinction of having led two different conferences in scoring while in college.
He was taken 10th in the 2003 NBA Draft
by the Washington Wizards, to back up Jerry Stackhouse
, to come in off the bench and provide that deep range. Hayes averaged 13.0 points and 4.3 rebounds through the first three games of the season but hit the 'rookie wall' within a month. He was the Wizards'... Read More