Gordon Hayward is making a strong impression on Team USA coaches and teammates.
The 23-year-old Hayward is spending his second straight summer with USA basketball.
“He’s been very impressive,” said USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo. “He’s a very impressive player. He knows how to play. He’s aggressive. He can shoot the ball. He’s made a mark in both camps, last year and this year.”
Hayward has stood out with his all-around play on both ends of the floor.
“That’s what you love about things like this,” said Jazz teammate Derrick Favors. “I know how good he is. I’ve seen him do this stuff in practice every day. But it’s been funny to talk to some of these other guys and see how impressed they are with Gordon this week.”