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Jaxson Hayes Leaves Texas For 2019 NBA Draft

Apr 11, 2019 1:56 PM

Jaxson Hayes has left Texas for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Hayes was the Big 12 Freshman of the Year.

"I have always dreamed about playing in the NBA," Hayes said in a statement. "Now that I have the chance to realize that dream, I would like to pursue that opportunity."

Hayes did not play during the Longhorns' run to the NIT championship after suffering a leg injury, which won't require surgery. 

Hayes is the third consecutive Texas big man to leave for the NBA after one season, following Jarrett Allen and Mo Bamba.

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Projected Lottery Pick Jaxon Hayes Injures Left Knee

Mar 15, 2019 8:39 AM

Jaxon Hayes of the University of Texas suffered a left knee injury during Thursday's loss in the Big 12 Conference Tournament against Kansas.

"Hopefully it's not extremely serious," Shaka Smart said. "But he was in some pain."

Hayes is a projected lottery pick in this June's draft as a 6'11 forward.

Hayes was the Big 12 Freman of the Year.

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