Welcome Back Eric Hayes

It was announced today that Eric Hayes has joined the basketball team as a graduate assistant.  Who doesn't love that?  A coach's son, Hayes is the kind of player who you just knew would find his way into the coaching ranks himself one day.  Well, that day has come and I couldn't be happier.

He knows the game like the back of his hand, he's great with the fundamentals, and he's beginning a journey that could end with him being the Head Coach at Maryland one day.  The Terps needs guys like Hayes to enter the coaching ranks.  Just looking at the coaching tree that guys like Coach K and Bobby Knight built (yes I realize it's actually the same tree).  You get my point though. 

The Terps don't exactly have a deep bench in that department.  Sure, Dave Dickerson, Keith Booth, and Lonergan are floating around, but none of them are exactly interviewing for top flight jobs. Hayes has potential as a former point guard and coach's son.  He's also got the right demeanor to be a coach.

It's also nice to see how easy it is for Coach Turgeon to embrace the old regime.  He's always tipped his cap to Gary Williams (and rightly so of course), but he doesn't have to hire his former players when there are plenty of Turgeon's former players out there.  Classy. It's just a great move all the way around. 

Author: Jeremy | 8/27/2012 7:19:08 PM | Tags: basketball, eric hayes, coaching |

Eric Hayes To Play In Spain and Other News

Eric updated his Facebook page today and told the world that he would be headed to Spain.  I couldn't be happier for the kid.  He's going to one of the better professional leagues in Europe.  It's a league that has birthed a few NBA stars: Pau, Rudy Fernandez, and currently, the world's best point guard prospect plays there:  Ricky Rubio.  Hayes wi [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 8/4/2010 5:37:06 PM | Tags: eric hayes, illinois, coaches vs cancer, greivis vasquez, rap |

Is Eric Hayes Going To Get Drafted?

OK, I'll admit it.  I'm friends with Eric Hayes on Facebook.  I've never said a word to the kid and I'm sure he has no idea who I am.  Nevertheless, being "friends" with him has given me some insight into what Eric has been up to lately.Eric spent the month of May studying really hard for Finals and preparing for graduation.  While his dedication t [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 6/2/2010 5:47:56 PM | Tags: eric hayes, nba draft |

Showing Love For Eric Hayes

On a night-in, night-out basis, the Terps have been able to count on Greivis Vasquez being the best player on the floor. No matter who the opponent has been (except for that Duke game), Greivis has without fail been the best player on the floor.Jordan Williams has also been a consistent wonder. With double-digit rebound games in four of his last fi [...] Read More »

Author: Ethan | 2/28/2010 11:48:37 PM | Tags: basketball, eric hayes |
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