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Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward is a professional basketball player. Gordon Hayward played for the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The NBA prospect previously played for the Boston Celtics as a small forward/power forward.

He’s an NBA All-Star, Horizon League Player of the Year, First-Team All-Horizon League (twice), and Horizon League Newcomer of the Year, among other honors.

Early Childhood and Education

Gordon Hayward was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 23, 1990.

He was, however, raised in Brownsburg, a small town just outside of Indiana’s capital.

Gordon Scott Hayward and Jody Hayward were his parents when he was born.

His nationality is American, and he is of white ethnicity. It’s unclear whether he practices any religion.

The American-born grew up loving basketball so much that, at the age of five, he sat down with his father’s help and wrote down his dream of playing in the NBA.

Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana was his alma mater.

He had a growth spurt in high school, going from 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 7 inches.

He was a two-time all-state singles player before his growth spurt, and he was more successful in tennis before that. His focus shifted to basketball after the growth spurt.

Despite receiving offers from Purdue University and the University of Michigan, he chose Butler University. After his sophomore year, he decided to leave college to pursue a career in the NBA.

Salary and Earnings

Gordon Hayward has a net worth of approximately $40 million.

In 2018, he got an endorsement deal with Anta, a Chinese sports footwear and gear manufacturer.

Hayward will introduce a signature shoe line as part of the contract.

Prior to this, he had sponsorship ties with Peak and Nike.

More Facts of Gordon Daniel Hayward

Full Name Gordon Daniel Hayward
Birth Date March 23, 1990
Birth Place Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nick Name G-Time
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
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)
Body Build Athletic
Hair Colour Brown
Eye Colour Blue
Married Yes
Partner Robyn Hayward
Children 4; Nora Mae Hayward, Charlotte Margaret Hayward, Bernadette Marie Hayward, Gordon Theodore Hayward
Profession Basketball Player
Position in team Small Forward and Power Forward
Shoots Right
Jersey Number #20
Affiliations Utah Jazz (Former), Boston Celtics (Current)
Net Worth $40 million
Social Media
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Website
Merch Hardcovers, Jersey, T-Shirts
Last Update June 2022

Career in High School

Gordon averaged 18.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game as a senior in 2007-08.

He and his teammate Julian Mavunga led the team to the state championship in Indiana Class 4A. They beat Marion High School 40-39 in the final game, with Gordon scoring the game-winning basket at the buzzer.

He won the IHSAA Arthur L. Trester Award in Class 4A and was named Indianapolis Star Player of the Year.

He was also chosen to play in the 2008 Indiana-Kentucky Boys All-Star Game, which Indiana won.

Career in College

Gordon averaged 13.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game during his freshman season. He was named Newcomer of the Year in the Horizon League.

He averaged 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game during his sophomore season.

His team was the regular-season and tournament champions of the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2010. He was named Player of the Year in the Horizon League.

He attempted a half-court shot in the final seconds of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament championship game that hit the backboard and rim and bounced away.

The shot is widely regarded as one of the most famous in NCAA tournament history. Unfortunately, they were defeated by Duke University in the championship game.

Utah Jazz (2010-2017)

Gordon hired Priority Sports & Entertainment’s Mark Bartelstein as his agent. On June 24, 2010, the Utah Jazz selected him as the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft. He’s been mentioned.

On April 13, he ended his rookie season with a 34-point performance in a 107-103 win over the Denver Nuggets.

As a sophomore, he was selected to play for Team Chuck in the 2012 NBA Rising Stars Challenging game, where he scored 14 points and led his team to victory.

His first game in the NBA playoffs was against the San Antonio Spurs, but they were defeated 4-0 in the first round. During the 2012-13 season, he set a career-high in points per game.

On January 7, 2014, Gordon set a career-high with 37 points in a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

He set a career-high in points per game during the 2014-15 season. On November 14, 2014, he set a season-best with 33 points in a 102-100 win over the New York Knicks.

The Start of the Season & Points

During the 2015-16 season, Gordon set a new career-high in points per game.

On January 18, 2016, he set a season-high with 36 points against the Charlotte Hornets. On October 7, 2016, he suffered a fracture to his left hand’s fourth finger.

He made his season debut on November 6, scoring 28 points in a 114-109 victory over the New York Knicks.

In a 112–105 overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks on February 9, 2017, he set a season-best with 36 points. Hayward set a career-high with 38 points in a 107–100 loss to the Indiana Pacers on March 2, 2017.

Gordon Hayward
Gordon Hayward in a basketball match. Source: nypost

On April 7, 2017, he set a new career-high with 39 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On April 21, 2017, in Game 3 of the Utah Jazz’s first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA star set a career-high with 40 points.

Celtics of Boston (2017-2020)

Gordon announced his signing with the Boston Celtics via The Players’ Tribune on July 4, 2017. On July 14, 2017, he agreed to a four-year, $128 million contract with the Boston Celtics. He said, ”

On October 17, 2017, he broke his tibia and dislocated his ankle in his left leg, only six minutes into the season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He was ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery. In March 2018, he need a second surgery.

Gordon returned to action on October 16, 2018, in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers, scoring 10 points and grabbing five rebounds in 25 minutes.

Hornets of Charlotte (2020)

Gordon signed a four-year, $120 million contract with the Boston Celtics on November 29, 2020.

Hayward was then traded to the Charlotte Hornets by the Celtics.

The deal allowed the Boston Celtics to generate a traded-player exception worth the first year of Gordon’s four-year, $120 million contract, or $28.5 million, making it the most well-known traded-player exception in NBA history.

Gordon made his Hornets debut on December 23, 2020, against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Team National

Gordon was named to the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship roster for the United States.

He averaged 10 points and 5.7 rebounds per game as Team USA won the tournament. He was named to the tournament’s All-Tournament Team.

Gordon was a part of the USA Basketball Select Team in 2012, where he practiced against the US Olympic team.

He was a finalist for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in the United States, but he did not make the final 12-man team.

Hayward was also a finalist for the 2016 Olympic team for the United States. Due to familial duties, he withdrew his name from consideration.

Personal Life

Robyn Hayward is Gordon Hayward’s wife. They welcomed their first child in 2015.

Their second daughter was born in July 2016, and their third daughter was born in January 2019. In September 2020, their son was born.

In addition, Gordon’s response to the gender reveals for their third kid went viral on social media.

Nora Mae Hayward, Charlotte Margaret Hayward, Bernadette Marie Hayward, and Gordon Theodore Hayward are the names of their children.

Gordon is a well-known gamer that considers League of Legends to be his favorite esport. He also plays mobile games like Clash Royale, where he formed a clan to compete and connect with friends and admirers.

In October 2018, Riot Games, the creators of League of Legends, published an animated commercial to encourage Hayward’s recovery from an ankle injury.

Dicks’ Sporting Goods ranked his jersey as the 13th best-selling league in 2017.

During the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, Gordon was featured in numerous adverts for Unilever’s brand of men’s body care products.

Age, Height, and Physical Appearance

Gordon Hayward is 32 years old as of 2022, and his zodiac sign is Aries, as he was born on March 23.

He stands 6 feet 7 inches tall (or 201 cm) and weighs around 225 pounds (or 102 kg).

His blue eyes and brown hair, as well as his athletic body structure, complement his smooth skin.

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Presence on social media

His Instagram has 1.2 million users and Twitter has 656.7k users.