2010 NBA Draft: Does Gordon Hayward Have What It Takes To Make It?

May 9th, 2010 by Danny Flynn Leave a reply »
Let the debate begin.

On Friday, Butler star sophomore forward, Gordon Hayward, officially made the announcement that he has chosen to stay in this year's NBA Draft.

The decision comes one month after Hayward helped lead his Butler squad to an improbable NCAA Tournament run that left the Bulldogs just one bounce away from a National Championship.

It was a six-game stretch where we saw the young Indiana native turn in great performance after great performance, averaging 16 points and 7 rebounds per game. 

The run helped catapult Hayward to nationwide prominence and has apparently given him the confidence to enter the NBA after just two seasons of college.

So the question now becomes, how effective can the 6'8'', 210 pound forward be when it comes to playing in the NBA?

Thus far, it seems Gordon has both his supporters and his doubters, and he looks to be one of the most heavily debated players in the entire draft this year.

Those that support him cite his offensive prowess and shooting touch as the reasons he'll succeed. Those tha ...

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