|44 Chuck Hayes
A very versatile yet powerful athlete who can play either small or power forward ... Expected to provide leadership in the absence of Keith Bogans ... The team's leading rebounder ... Will battle to retain starting role along the Cats' front line.
Started all 36 games for the Wildcats at forward ... Led the team in rebounding, averaging 6.8 rpg ... Led the team in free-throw shooting, connecting on 78.8% of his charity attempts ... Tallied double-figure rebounds eight times on the season, including a career-high 16 boards against Notre Dame in January ... Also had 17 points against the Irish, one of five double-doubles on the year ... Had a huge game at Georgia with 15 points and 12 rebounds ... Had 11 points and 10 rebounds against Georgia in Lexington ... Suffered a painful hip bruise prior to the LSU game, but played a then career-high 35 minutes, finishing with six points, 10 rebounds and a career-best six blocks ... Was named to cnnsi.com's All-Glue team by writer Seth Davis for being the glue that holds his team together ... Was named honorable mention All-SEC by The Associated Press ... Played for Team USA at the Pan American Games in the summer of 2003 ... Led Team USA in rebounding (7.6) and minutes (29.2) and finished second in scoring (11.2).
Played in all 31 games with nine starts, including the final eight games ... As a starter, he averaged 8.6 ppg and 6.2 rpg ... Overall, he averaged 5.9 ppg and 4.5 rpg and led the team in free-throw shooting, hitting 73.8%... Was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team ... Won three team awards presented by the coaching staff: Best Free Throw shooter, Co-Most Improved and Mr. Hustle ... Recorded his first career double-double against South Carolina in the SEC Tournament ... Had 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in 34 minutes, also a career high ... In SEC play, averaged 6.6 ppg and 4.6 rpg and shot 50% from the field ... Set new career highs on 7-for-11 free-throw shooting against Vanderbilt (2/27), finishing with nine points and seven rebounds, while fouling out for the first time as a Cat ... Hit 2-of-3 three-pointers against Florida (3/2), both career highs and matched his career high with three steals ... Had 10 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals against Arkansas in 34 minutes ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the foul line, also matching career highs ... Was solid in both regular-season meetings with Tennessee (2/19), including a 10-point, six-rebound performance in 31 minutes as a starter ... Was 6-for-10 against the Vols on Feb. 6, finishing with a career-high 15 points ... Registered a superb performance in a starting assignment against Florida with 10 points and seven rebounds, including five offensive boards, in 26 minutes ... Scored his first points against Western, then tallied eight points and 10 rebounds vs. Marshall.
Averaged 25.0 points, 19 rebounds and five assists per contest as a senior ... Led Modesto Christian to a second-place finish in the state Division I playoffs with a 34-4 record, falling to powerful Mater Dei in the championship game ... Named a Parade All-American, the California State Player of the Year (D-I), the District Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player in both the Pepsi Invitational and the Modesto Holiday Classic ... Averaged 26.0 ppg, 19.0 rpg and 7.0 apg during his junior year, leading Modesto to a 35-2 record ...Was named All-District, All-League and All-State as a junior ... In the 2000 Northern California finals, he grabbed 31 rebounds, a California High School record for all divisions ... Averaged 19.0 points and 16.0 rebounds per contest as a sophomore ... Was an All-State football player that same year ... Chose UK over Kansas, Saint Louis and UTEP ... Played for Coach Gary Porter.
Born June 11, 1983 in San Leandro, Calif ... Son of Charles and Tracey Hayes ... Major is communications.
Smith on Hayes
"Chuck had a good summer and led the USA team in rebounding in the Pan American games. If we get his outside game improved he is going to be something special. He has the potential to be an All-American and we are going to need his leadership and toughness."
Full Name: Charles Edward Hayes, Jr.
Birth Date: June 11, 1983
Place of Birth: San Leandro, Calif.
Parents: Charles and Tracy Hayes
Siblings: Charlea, Tyree and Thaddeus
High School Coach: Gary Porter
High School Mascot: Crusaders
Questions and Answers
My most exciting win was: The Florida game in Rupp Arena last year
The best player I've ever played against is: Ravi Moss
I picked my jersey number because: Gerald Fitch had No. 4
My favorite sports announcer is: Dick Vitale
The most important thing I've learned since I came to Kentucky is: Shut my mouth
The toughest arena I've ever played in is: Notre Dame's Joyce Center
My dream date is: Angela Mecca
My shoe size is: 15
My all-time favorite movie is: A Beautiful Mind
If I could switch places with a person for one day, it would be: Leon Smith
My favorite all-time sporting event I saw on TV was: Vince Carter dunk over the 7-footer in the Olympics
Not many people know this but I: Daydream a lot
The place that I'd most like to visit is: My cousin in Houston
I first picked up a basketball at age: Nine
The CD that is currently in my player is: Joe Budden
My Derby horse would be named: Game Over
The team I would most like to see on our schedule is: Cal Berkeley
A pre-game superstition I have is: Always take a shower
I love: Jesus
Year G-S Min.-Avg. FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Reb.-Avg. PF-D AT TO BS St TP-Avg.
01-02 32-9 534-16.7 67-145 .462 6-22 .273 48-65 .738 143-4.5 59-1 34 23 12 25 188-5.9
02-03 36-36 996-27.7 110-225 .489 8-33 .242 82-104 .788 244-6.8 94-2 84 65 36 42 310-8.6
Totals 68-45 1530-22.5 177-370 .478 14-55 .255 130-169 .769 387-5.7 153-3 118 88 48 67 498-7.3
Hayes' Career Highs
Points 17 Notre Dame 1/18/03
FG Made 7 Notre Dame 1/18/03
FG Atts 10 Five times
3FG Made 2 Florida 3/2/02
3FG Atts 3 Florida 3/2/02
FT Made 7 Vanderbilt 2/27/02
FT Atts 11 Vanderbilt 2/27/02
Rebounds 16 Notre Dame 1/18/03
Assists 6 Miss. State 2/23/03
Turnovers 5 Miss. State 2/23/03
Blocks 6 LSU 2/15/03
Steals 4 Tennessee 2/26/03
Minutes 37 Miss. State 3/14/03