Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes attempts a 3-point basket during practice in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Wisconsin plays Virginia Tech in the first round of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Thursday night. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka.
Hayes has appeared in 30 games (27 starts) for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League this season, averaging 14.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 35.1 minutes, while shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 44.0 percent from three-point range.
A graduate of Wisconsin, Hayes averaged 12.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 150 career games (112 starts) for the Badgers, earning First Team All-Big Ten honors in 2016.