EVALUATION: I love Hayes as a prospect. Very solid scorer as well as gifted passer. Very instinctive on defense, makes explosive plays on the ball that remind me of high-level defensive guards like Dejounte Murray and Patrick Beverley. Fantastic size for a point guard at 6’5”, will turn 19 on July 27th, meaning he’s extremely young as well and has lots of room for growth. Played in Germany after being born in the states, part of great Euro class that includes fellow potential lottery picks Deni Avdija and Theo Maledon. Turnovers could become an issue quickly, would rather have him coming off the bench than starting off the bat. Needs to fine tune his game like former lottery picks Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum.
COMPARISON: De’Angelo Russell
Extremely solid offensive points who are very willing passers and show flashes of stardom. Defense leaves some to be desired though.
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