Center Jaxson Hayes Is a top 15 prospect in the 2019 NBA Draft. He is oozing with potential, but his game is not a fit for the Atlanta Hawks system.
The Atlanta Hawks are interviewing prospects, pouring over game film and preparing to work out players, as they narrow down their choices for picks number eight and ten, in the 2019 NBA Draft. Center is one of the few positions that the Atlanta Hawks have uncertainty with moving forward. Starting center Dewayne Dedmon is a free agent and it is unknown rather the team will attempt to resign him. Backup center Alex Len is only under contract for this upcoming season, so the team will be faced with a decision on his future soon as well. Those factors make it highly likely, that the Atlanta Hawks will be looking at a big man with one of their two first round picks.
Texas center Jaxson Hayes, is certainly a center that the Atlanta Hawks will be taking a closer look at during the draft process. Jaxson stands 6’11 and weighs 219 pounds. He chose to enter this year’s NBA Draft, after spending just one year with the Texas Longhorns. He is a late bloomer, who did not appear into the sights of NBA talent evaluators, until he hit a major growth spurt prior to his senior year of high school. Hayes entered high school as a 6’0 tall freshman and grew to 6’7 before the start of his senior season. Being a player who just recently starting coming into his own, Hayes has not been a part of the Team USA youth squads like many of this year’s draft picks.