2010 NBA Draft Results: Jazz Deliver NCAA Hero Gordon Hayward in Draft Lottery

June 25th, 2010 by Daniel Dinunzio Leave a reply »
Man o man was the reception mixed by Jazz fans after the announcement of forward Gordon Hayward was announced as the ninth overall pick.  Yes, some may say the Jazz are taking a big risk drafting the 6'8 211lbs forward out of Butler.

Then again, the upside and potential Hayward has is enormous. He helped guide a five seed champions out of the Horizon League to the national title game against Duke.  When nobody still gave them respect in that game, they just barely came up short.

Hayward had two attempts in the closing seconds to take the lead but failed to deliver.  What he did in his two seasons at Butler was incredible he had every right to enter the draft and is the reason why he was taken in the lottery.

The kid can flat out play.  Shame on Jay Bilas for comparing him to Oregon's Luke Jackson.  That's a terrible analogy quite frankly Hayward is leaps and bounds better than he ever was.

Now let's not get ahead of ourselves, the development of Hayward is going to take some time.  First of all he has to get bigger so that he can compete with the physical players down low.

At his size it is ...

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