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
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.


  • . 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

  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
Career 15011229.6.446.332.6665.

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]