Hayward with the Timberwolves
|Small forward / Shooting guard|
November 26, 1986 |
Buffalo, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Buffalo Traditional
Notre Dame Prep
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Wizards|
|Pro playing career||2010–present|
|2011–2012||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2013||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Competitor for United States|
|Bronze||2009 Belgrade||Team competition|
Hayward went to Buffalo Traditional High School where he was an outstanding basketball player. After graduating from Buffalo Traditional in 2005, Hayward enrolled in Notre Dame Prep School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, as only the NCAA Division III college SUNY Fredonia expressed any interest in Hayward.1
Hayward attended Notre Dame Prep School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and while he attended he played with many other notable players, like Michael Beasley (currently playing for the Phoenix Suns), Syracuse University standout Paul Harris and UTEP player Derrick Caracter. Hayward started both freshman and sophomore seasons. After Notre Dame Preparatory School Hayward attended Marquette University. Lazar always wears a backwards Nike headband matching his uniform. Hayward was named one of the top 25 wings in the nation coming out of high school. At Marquette University, Lazar received the nickname "Money Man". He finished his Marquette career as the program's 2nd all-time leading scorer and 5th all-time in rebounds, as well as garnering 2nd Team All-Big East honors in 2008 and 2010 and Honorable Mention AP All-American status in 2010 while leading Marquette to 4 NCAA Tournament appearances. On April 2, 2010, Hayward was named the Hershey's Player of the Game in the Reese's College All-Star Game.2
He was selected by the Washington Wizards with the 30th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, but his draft rights were traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves shortly after being drafted. In 2011, his college teammate Jimmy Butler was taken with the same pick in the NBA Draft. It was the first time Marquette players went back-to-back in the first round since Bo Ellis was drafted by Washington in 1977 and Butch Lee was taken by Atlanta in 1978.
In his first season in the NBA, he averaged 3.8 points in 10 minutes per game for Timberwolves. On December 13, 2011, before the start of another season, Hayward was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for two second round draft picks and Robert Vaden.
The Thunder assigned Hayward to the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League on March 2, 2012.3 The Thunder recalled him on March 4, 2012 after he averaged 28 ppg in 2 games with the Tulsa 66ers. With the Thunder that season, he averaged 1.4 points per game, shooting 34% from the field.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Gallivan, Pete (March 16, 2010). "Buffalo's Lazar Hayward Ready To Shine In San Jose". WGRZ. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
- "2010 Reese’s College All-Star Game". cbssports.com/mcc. CBS Sports. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- Oklahoma City Thunder assign forward Lazar Hayward to the Tulsa 66ers
- Hayward traded to Rockets
- Minnesota Timberwolves Sign Free-Agent Forward Lazar Hayward
- Wolves sign Lazar Hayward to shore up frontcourt
- Wolves Waive Lazar Hayward
- Wolves Sign Lazar Hayward To 10-Day Contract
- Lazar Hayward returns to Los Angeles D-Fenders
- 2012-13 Transactions
- PELICANS ANNOUNCE 2013 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
- PELICANS WAIVE LAZAR HAYWARD