NBA DRAFT 2001
Brendan Todd Haywood
Dudley HS, Greensboro, NC
November 11, 1979
New York, NY
Selected in the first round (20th pick overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Draft rights traded to Orlando, and then Washington.
Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press as a senior.
Finished his four-year career as the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time field goal percentage leader at 63.7%, surpassing former Tar Heel and current NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace of the Portland Trail Blazers (63.5%) as well as former NBA stars Brad Daugherty (North Carolina, 62.0%) and Buck Williams (Maryland, 61.5%).
Ranks as North Carolina's all-time leading shot-blocker with 304 career blocked shots (NBA veteran Sam Perkins is second with 245).
Stands alone as the only player in ACC history to lead his school in career field goal percentage and blocked shots.
AT NORTH CAROLINA
As a senior, averaged 12.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.6 blocked shots per game (7th in nation) and was named Second Team All-America by The Sporting News as well as Second Team All-ACC.
With 120 blocked shots, became the only player in North Carolina history to block 100 or more shots in a single season.
Shot 59.2% from the field, but did not have enough field goals to be listed among nation's leaders.
Recorded the first triple-double in school history with 18 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 blocks against Miami.
Sank two clutch free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining to help seal a victory on the road against eventual National Champion Duke.
As a junior, led the nation in field goal percentage at 69.7% (191-for-274), which was the highest single-season percentage in ACC history, shattering the previous record of 67.0% held by NBA All-Star Dale Davis (Clemson).
His 2.5 blocks per game (25th in nation) tied him for first in the ACC with Alvin Jones of Georgia Tech.
Led the Tar Heels in rebounding (7.5 rpg).
Against Maryland, scored 24 points by sinking seven of nine shots from the floor and converting a career-high 10 free throws in 11 attempts.
Had an outstanding NCAA Tournament, averaging 15.8 ppg, 9.6 rpg, and 3.0 bpg in five Tournament games, helping Tar Heels to the Final Four.
Scored 20 points with 12 rebounds in Final Four loss to Florida. Notched career-high 28 points with 15 rebounds in first round victory over Missouri.
Voted Third Team All-ACC and received the Carmichael-Cobb Award given to North Carolina's Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
Led team in blocked shots (60) and field goal percentage (64.8%) and was second on team in scoring (12.0 ppg) and rebounding (6.9 rpg) as a sophomore.
His field goal percentage was the third highest in North Carolina single-season history.
|Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000)