Nigel Hayes (born December 16, 1994) is an American basketball player for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Wisconsin Badgers. Hayes attended Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio.

 

 

High school career

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeightCommit date
Nigel Hayes
PF
Toledo, OHWhitmer6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)215 lb (98 kg)Nov 11, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports:    ESPN:
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • . Rivals.com. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 

College career

In his freshman season, Hayes played significant minutes, earning Big Ten 6th man of the year and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team.

Hayes was the third leading scorer on the Badgers national runner up squad and named third team All-Big Ten as a sophomore

In his junior season, Hayes was named to the first team All-Big Ten after leading the Badgers in scoring (15.7 points per game), assists (3.0) and free-throw attempts (258) and finished second in rebounds (5.8 per game).[7]

Coming into his senior season, Hayes was named Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year.[7]

College statistics

Legend
  GPGames 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
YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2013–14Wisconsin38017.4.510.000.5852.80.90.80.57.7
2014–15Wisconsin404032.9.497.396.7446.22.00.90.412.4
2015–16Wisconsin353536.2.368.293.7365.83.01.10.415.7
2016–17Wisconsin373732.4.457.314.5876.62.70.80.414.0
Career 15011229.6.446.332.6665.32.10.90.412.4

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft, he joined the New York Knicks for the 2017 NBA Summer League. On August 19, he signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Knicks. On October 14, 2017, he was waived by the Knicks.[8]