|March 23, 1990|
|Place of Birth|
|United States of America|
Gordon Daniel Hayward (born March 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Butler University for two seasons where he led his team to a runner-up finish in the 2010 NCAA Tournament his sophomore season. He was selected by the Utah Jazz with the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Hayward was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in 2017.
Hayward attended Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana. As a senior in the 2007–08 season, Hayward was named first team All-State and led Brownsburg to the Indiana Class 4A state championship. In the 4A state title game, Hayward hit the game-winning layup at the buzzer to defeat Marion High School 40–39. Hayward averaged 18.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game as a senior.
Hayward's unusual skill set was largely the result of his father's misconception about his future growth. Gordon Scott Hayward, Hayward's father, is 5'10" (1.78 m). Hayward's mother, Jody, is the same height. According to sports commentator Pat Forde, Hayward's father "continually pushed his son to develop a guard's skill set," believing he was destined to be of average size. Forde refers to Hayward as "The guy who learned how to play like a guard but now has the size of a power forward."
|Height||6 ft 9 in / 203 cm|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Race / ethnicity||White|