Gordon Hayward is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Prior to this, the NBA prospect used to play as a small forward/power forward for Boston Celtics.
He has broken several records and has won the NBA All-Star, Horizon League Player of the Year, First-team All-Horizon League (twice), and Horizon League Newcomer of the Year.
|Full Name||Gordon Daniel Hayward|
|Birth Date||March 23, 1990|
|Birth Place||Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.|
|Father’s Name||Gordon Scott Hayward|
|Mother’s Name||Jody Hayward|
|Siblings||Heather Hayward (Twin Sister)|
|Education||Brownsburg High School, Butler University|
|Age||32 Years Old|
|Height||6’7″ (201 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|Children||4; Nora Mae Hayward, Charlotte Margaret Hayward, Bernadette Marie Hayward, Gordon Theodore Hayward|
|Position in team||Small Forward and Power Forward|
|Affiliations||Utah Jazz (Former), Boston Celtics (Current)|
|Net Worth||$40 million|
|Merch||Hardcovers, Jersey, T-Shirts|
|Last Update||May, 2022|
Gordon Hayward | Early Childhood and Education
Gordon was born on March 23, 1990, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. He was raised, however, in the small town of Brownsburg, just outside of Indiana’s capital. He was born to his father Gordon Scott Hayward and his mother Jody Hayward.
The NBA star has a twin sister named Heather Hayward.
As for his nationality, he is American, and his ethnicity is White. It is unknown whether he follows any religion or not.
The American-born grew up loving basketball so much that he sat down with his father’s help and recorded his goal of playing in the NBA at the age of five. He attended Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana.
When he was in high school, he had a growth spurt from 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 7 inches.
Before his growth spurt, he was more successful in tennis and was a two-time all-state singles player. After the growth spurt, however, his focus was on basketball.
He attended Butler University despite getting offers from Purdue University and the University of Michigan. He decided to leave college after his sophomore year for the NBA.
Gordon Hayward | Age, Height, and Physical Appearance
As of 2022, Gordon is 32 years old, and since he was born on March 23, his zodiac sign is Aries.
He stands 6 feet and 7 inches (or 201 cm) tall and weighs approximately 225 pounds (or 102 kg). His blue eyes and brown hair complement his smooth skin, not to mention his athletic body structure.
Gordon Hayward | Career
High School Career
During his senior year in 2007-08, Gordon averaged 18.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.
He and his teammate Julian Mavunga led the team to the Indiana Class 4A state championship. They defeated Marion High School by 40-39, and Gordon made the game-winning basket at the buzzer in the final game.
He was named Indianapolis Star Player of the Year and received the IHSAA Arthur L. Trester Award in Class 4A. He was also selected for the 2008 Indiana – Kentucky Boys All-Star Game and helped Indiana win.
During his freshman year, Gordon averaged 13.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. He was named Horizon League Newcomer of the Year.
Also, the Butler Bulldogs won the 2008-09 Horizon League men’s basketball season title.
During his sophomore year, he averaged 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. His team won both Horizon League regular-season titles and the 2010 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Tournament. He was named the Horizon League Player of Year.
In the final seconds of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament championship game, he attempted a half-court shot that hit the backboard and rim and bounced away.
The shot is considered one of the most well-known plays in NCAA tournament history. Unfortunately, they lost the championship to Duke University.
Utah Jazz (2010-2017)
Gordon hired Mark Bartelstein from Priority Sports & Entertainment to be his agent. He was selected as the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft on June 24, 2010, by the Utah Jazz. He has been quoted,
“I’m excited, I’m very excited,” he said.
“I HAD THAT CHECKLIST GROWING UP AND NOW I NEED TO MAKE A NEW ONE. I’M EXCITED TO GET TO WORK.”
He finished his rookie season with a 34-point game in a 107-103 win over the Denver Nuggets on April 13.
As a sophomore, he was selected to play in the 2012 NBA Rising Stars Challenging game for Team Chuck and recorded 14 points as his team won the game.
His NBA playoffs debut was against the San Antonio Spurs, but they lost 4-0 in the first round. He averaged a career-high in points per game during the 2012-13 season.
Gordon recorded career-high 37 points in a win against Oklahoma City Thunder on January 7, 2014.
During the 2014-15 season, he averaged a career-high in points per game. He scored a season-high 33 points against the New York Knicks on November 14, 2014, in a 102-100 win.
Season Debut & Points
Gordon again averaged a career-high in points per game during the 2015-16 season. He scored a season-high 36 points against the Charlotte Hornets on January 18, 2016. He suffered a fracture of the fourth finger on his left hand on October 7, 2016.