Gordon Daniel Hayward (born March 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Hayward has previously played for the Utah Jazz and the Boston Celtics. He has recently been discussed in offseason trade to create salary space for Miles Bridges.
Gordon Hayward attended Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana.
He grew from 5’11” (1.80 m) in height as a freshman to 6’7″ (2.01 m) as a senior.
Until his growth spurt, Hayward was more successful in tennis, in which he was a two-time all-state singles player.
Hayward’s parents, Gordon Scott Hayward and Jody Hayward hosted parties for their son and his high school basketball teammates.
Gordon Hayward has a sister, Heather.
In college basketball, Hayward led the Butler Bulldogs to the championship game of the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
As a freshman with the Bulldogs in 2008–09, Hayward averaged 13.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
He was named Horizon League Newcomer of the Year, and selected to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team and the All-Horizon League First Team.
The Bulldogs won the Horizon League regular season title.
He was subsequently selected by the Utah Jazz with the ninth overall pick of the 2010 NBA draft.
Hayward played seven seasons with the Jazz, and was selected to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.
In the 2017 off-season, Hayward signed as a free-agent with the Boston Celtics, but was ruled out for the remainder of the 2017–18 season after suffering a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle during the team’s opener.
He played two more seasons with the franchise before the Celtics traded Hayward to the Charlotte Hornets in a sign-and-trade agreement in November 2020.
Hayward was selected as a member of the United States team for the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.
Hayward averaged 10 points and 5.7 rebounds per game as Team USA won the championship. He was selected to the All-Tournament Team.
In 2012, Hayward was selected as a member of the USA Basketball Select Team that trained against the United States Olympic team.
In 2014, he was selected as a finalist for the United States FIBA Basketball World Cup team, but he did not make the final 12-man roster.
In 2016, Hayward was named a finalist for United States Olympic team.
He ultimately withdrew his name from selection, citing “family obligations”.
Gordon Hayward Horrific leg Injury
On October 17, 2017, Hayward suffered a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle in his left leg less than six minutes into the Celtics’ regular-season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He landed awkwardly on the hardwood after an attempted alley-oop off a pass from Kyrie Irving, causing his leg to collapse underneath his weight.
He was later ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery.
Gordon Hayward Wife & Kids
He has been married to Robyn Hayward since 2014 and they are blessed with four children: Gordon Theodore, Nora Mae, Charlotte Margaret, and Bernadette Marie.
He has a 4 yr(s) / $120,000,000 contract with the Hornets.
What College did Gordon Hayward go to?
For College he attended the Butler University.