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Full Name: Jarvis James Hayes
Position: Guard/Forward
Height/Weight: 6-7 (2.01 m)/ 220 (99.8 kg)
Birthdate: August 9, 1981 (Atlanta, Ga.)
High School: Frederick Douglass HS (Atlanta, Ga.)
College: Georgia

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the first round (10th overall) by the Washington Wizards


Western Carolina
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1999-002826178420.4246990.76715128461347917.1
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 54-for-149 (.362).

Georgia
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2001-022929212470.4516585.76515245331453818.6
2002-032727185368.5036988.78411954311249318.3
Totals5656397838.474134173.775271996426103118.4
Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 49-for-150 (.327); 2002-03, 54-for-127 (.425). Totals: 103-for-277 (.372).

Early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft, although he has been enrolled in college for four years.

Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP after sophomore and junior seasons at Georgia. Was Georgia’s first two-time consensus First Team All-SEC honoree since Dominique Wilkins in 1981-82. Played two seasons at Georgia after starting collegiate career at Western Carolina. Sat out 2000-01 season under NCAA transfer rules. Holds the rare distinction of having led two different conferences (Southern Conference & Southeastern Conference) in scoring. Reached the career 1,000-point mark in only 55 games, the second fastest in school history after Litterial Green.

Junior (2002-03): Ranked second in the conference in scoring and fourth in three-point field goal percentage. Reached double figures in points in all but two games. Scored career-high 32 points at Mississippi. Recorded 29 points, five rebounds, and five assists against Gonzaga. Registered 25 points on 9-for-15 shooting (including 6-for-8 from three-point range) at Florida. Recorded double-double of 19 points and career-high 11 rebounds in season ending win over South Carolina. Named SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 24 after scoring 23 and 26 points in two Georgia victories. Was the only unanimous First Team All-SEC selection by the coaches.

Sophomore (2001-02): Won SEC scoring title (18.6 ppg). Led team in scoring 15 times. Posted season-high 31 points in first round of NCAA Tournament against Murray State. Led team with 26 points in second round NCAA Tournament loss to Southern Illinois. Scored 30 points in upset win at Kentucky, Georgia’s first win in Lexington in 17 years. Tallied 21 points and 10 rebounds against Arkansas. Voted MVP of the Tipoff Classic, where he scored 19 points against Georgetown. Named SEC Player of the Year by Basketball America, The Sporting News, and CNNSI, although conference coaches selected Alabama’s Erwin Dudley.

Freshman (1999-00): At Western Carolina, averaged 17.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, becoming the first freshman in 40 years to lead the Southern Conference in scoring. Named Conference Freshman of the Year.

Strengths: Excellent shooting stroke out to college three-point line. Prefers to catch-and-shoot rather than drive and pull up for jumper. He is an improving defender who has the athletic ability to stay between his man and the basket.

Personal: Born five minutes ahead of twin brother Jonas, his teammate at both Western Carolina and Georgia. Majoring in Child and Family Development.