Texas struck gold on the recruiting trail in September when Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller product Jaxson Hayes committed to the Longhorns over the likes of Kentucky, Georgetown, Xavier and Butler.
What is Shaka Smart’s program getting in the Ohio native?
On the surface, he’s a hyper-athletic front court presence who makes a living putting opposing players on posters. That elite leaping ability was on full display in a recent dunk contest, as Hayes hammered home a between the legs jam and a windmill from the free throw line — yes, you read that correctly.
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A 6-foot-10 power forward, Hayes capped his senior season with first team All-Ohio honors, and help lead Archbishop Moeller to its first state title since 2007. With that portion of his basketball career now in the rearview, Hayes’ talents will soon take him to Austin, Texas, where he’ll arrive in may as part of a four-man class that ranks No. 13 nationally.
A 4-star prospect, per 247Sports, Hayes is ranked as the nation’s No. 122 player, No. 32 power forward and the No. 6 player in Ohio.
Hayes’ senior season mixtape is jam-packed with the same undeniable athleticism he flashed in the dunk contest.