Marquette Downs No. 15 Villanova
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Career: Finished among MU's all-time leaders in seven categories ... Played in school-record 138 games ... MU's second all-time leading scorer (1,859 points) and fifth-best rebounder (910 boards).
2009-10 Season Notes: Honorable Mention All-America selection by the Associated Press ... Second Team All-BIG EAST selection ... Finished among the BIG EAST leaders in six categories, including scoring (6th, 18.1 ppg.) and rebounding (9th, 7.5 rpg.) ... One of six players named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team ... Claimed MU's "Rebounding Effort," Golden Eagle "Everyday Tough" and Most Valuable Performer awards ... Poured in a career high 28 points, including 18 points in the second half, in win over Maryland Eastern Shore (11/17) ... Scored 12 points vs. Grambling State (11/21) and had a career-high four assists ... Scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the first half and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds in win over South Dakota (11/24) ... Named to the Old Spice Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 23.3 ppg and 7.3 rpg ... Posted a game-high 27 points vs. Xavier (11/26) ... Finished with 22 points and nine rebounds vs. Michigan (11/27) ... Recorded his first double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds and matched career-high with four steals vs. Florida State (11/29) ... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Nov. 30 ... Contributed 15 points vs. N.C. State (12/5) ... Chipped in 13 points and two steals vs. Milwaukee (12/8) ... Had a game-high 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Wisconsin (12/12) and matched a career-high with two blocks ... Tallied a game-high 23 points and three steals and had seven rebounds vs. Presbyterian (12/27) ... Registered 17 of his game-high 24 points in the first half and finished 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc vs. West Virginia (12/29) ... Recorded 17 points and a season-high 14 rebounds vs. Villanova (1/2) ... Posted his second consecutive double-double by recording 12 points and 11 rebounds and matched a career-high with four steals vs. Georgetown (1/6) ... Scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the second half vs. Villanova (1/9) and finished with a team-high four 3-pointers, eight rebounds and three steals ... Pitched in 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting vs. Providence (1/17) ... Led Marquette with 14 points, all in the first half, and posted a team-high eight rebounds vs. DePaul (1/20) ... Contributed 16 points and a team-high eight rebounds vs. Syracuse (1/23) ... Paced MU with 12 rebounds and added 12 points vs. Rutgers (1/26) ... Added 20 points and knocked down four 3-pointers, matching a career high, vs. Connecticut (1/30) ... Tied his his season-high mark of 14 rebounds, scored 19 points and regiestered a game-high three steals vs. DePaul (2/3) ... Scored 20 points in the second half in a come-from-behind win vs. Providence (2/6), and matched career highs in points (28), assists (4), steals (4) and 3-point field goals (5) ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Feb. 8 ... Recorded his team-leading seventh double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 rebounds to go along with three steals and a pair of blocks vs. USF (2/13) ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Feb. 15, his fourth nod of the season ... Registered 11 points vs. Pittsburgh (2/18) to become the only player in MU history to record 1,700 career points and over 800 career rebounds ... Scored five of his 13 points in overtime and added 11 rebounds in win over Cincinnati (2/21) ... Led Marquette with with a game-high 22 points and was 6-of-6 from the free throw line at St. John's (2/23) ... Added a team-high 23 points and career-high three blocks vs. Seton Hall (2/28) ...Scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the first half vs. Notre Dame (3/6) ... Was 4-of-6 shooting from distance to finish with a game-high 20 points and added nine rebounds and three steals vs. St. John's (3/10) ... Shot 7-of-11 from the field and contributed 20 points and seven boards vs. Villanova (3/11) ... Registered 15 points and three steals vs. Georgetown (3/12) ... Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team ... Capped off his MU career with a 20-point effort vs. Washington (3/18) and matched career-highs with four assists and four steals ... Concluded the year averaging 18.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game ... Earned fourth letter.
Summer 2009: Earned a bronze medal at the World University Games with USA Basketball in Belgrade, Serbia ... scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the third-place game ... averaged 9.3 points and 5. 6 rebounds per game to rank third on the roster in both categories ... 14th MU player in school history to compete for the United State in international competition.
2008-09 Season Notes: Claimed MU's "Rebounding Effort" Award and Olouma Nnamaka "Just Today" Award ... finished ranked among the BIG EAST leaders in scoring (10th, 16.3 ppg.), rebounding (7th, 8.6 rpg.) and free throw percentage (4th, 82.0) ... became the 41st player in MU history to record 1,000 career points with his first basketball vs. Georgetown (1/31) ... Registered a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds vs. Houston Baptist (11/14); was 8-of-12 shooting from the field against the Huskies ... Posted 21 points and finished with nine rebounds vs. Chicago State (11/17) ... Netted a career-high 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds vs. Milwaukee (11/22) for his seventh career double-double ... Tallied 18 points and nine rebounds vs. Texas Southern (11/25) ... Recorded 15 points and eight rebounds vs. Northern Iowa (11/28) ... Scored 14 points with a pair of steals and eight rebounds, including five offensive boards, vs. Central Michigan (12/2) ... Grabbed 10 of his career-high 13 rebounds in the second half vs. Wisconsin (12/6) and finished with a season-high two steals ... Secured his team-leading third double-double of the season by the first half vs. IPFW (12/13); finished with 19 points on a career high nine field goals, and grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds, one shy of tying a Bradley Center record ... Tallied 14 points, seven rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot vs. Tennessee (12/16) ... Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll ... Went 8-of-13 from the floor and 9-of-9 from the free throw line in scoring a career-high 27 points vs. Western Carolina (12/19) ... Scored 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, vs. NC State (12/22) ... Recorded his ninth career double-double with a game-high 22 points, on a career-best five 3-pointers, and 11 rebounds vs. Presbyterian (12/28) ... Earned BIG EAST Honor Roll for the second time this season (12/29) ... Scored 15 points and added five rebounds and two steals vs. Villanova (1/1/09) ... Was 4-of-6 from 3-point range and finished with 16 points vs. Cincinnati (1/4) ... One of four MU players to score in double figures at Rutgers (1/7) with 10 points ... Was credited with a game-high nine rebounds vs. West Virginia (1/10) ... Played a career-high 37 minutes, connected on a career-high 10 field goals, and netted four of his five 3-pointers in the second half to lead Marquette to a 91-82 come-from-behind win at Providence (1/17) ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Jan. 19 ... Has made 28 of his last 29 free attempts heading into Saturday's game vs. DePaul ... Dominated the glass with a game-high 17 rebounds in addition to 16 points vs. DePaul (1/24) ... Matched a career-high with 37 minutes played, tallying 13 points, six boards and a season-high three steals at Notre Dame (1/26) ... Went 7-of-11 from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line and finished with 23 points vs. Georgetown (1/31) ... Played a career-high 39 minutes and tallied 14 rebounds and three assists, matching a career high, at USF (2/6) ... Saw 39 minutes of action again at Villanova (2/10), and finished with 22 points, including three 3-pointers in the first half, and nine rebounds ... Recorded 18 points, seven rebounds and two steals vs. St. John's (2/14) ... Posted 14 points and matched a career high with two blocks vs. Seton Hall (2/17) ... Recorded 11th career double-double at Georgetown (2/21) with 17 points and a game-high 11 rebounds ... Knocked down three 3-pointers and contributed 15 points with three steals vs. UConn (2/25) ... Recorded seventh double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds at Louisville (3/1) ... Tallied second consecutive double-double with 22 points and game-high 10 boards at Pittsburgh (3/4) ... Added 17 points in a career-high 42 minutes played vs. Syracuse (3/7) ... Shot 8-of-15 from the field and posted 17 points and nine rebounds vs. St. Johnn's (3/11) ... Recorded team-leading ninth double-double of the season (14th career) with 13 points and a game-high 11 rebounds vs. Villanova (3/12) ... Scored MU's first 10 points of the game and finished with a game-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Utah State (3/20) ... Claimed his 10th double-double of the season vs. Missouri (3/22) with 13 points and game-high 11 rebounds ... concluded the year averaging 16.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game ... earned third letter.
2007-08 Season Notes: All-BIG EAST Second Team ... Led all reserves with 11 points in 16 minutes on 4-of-5 shooting from the field vs. IUPUI (11/10) ... Added 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting in addition to five rebounds vs. Utah Valley (11/12) ... In first start of the season, scored 15 points and had eight rebounds vs. Chaminade (11/19) ... Tied a career high with four steals and two blocks vs. Oklahoma State (11/20) ... Tallied 14 points, while shooting 71.4 percent (5-of-7) from the field vs. Duke (11/21) ... Averaged 12.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in three games played at the Maui Invitational ... Netted 19 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in producing his first-career double-double vs. UW-Milwaukee (11/30) ... Tallied 11 points and six rebounds vs. Wisconsin (12/8) ... Scored 12 points while shooting 5-of-7 from the field and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds vs. Sacramento State (12/15) ... Garnered 14 points and eight rebounds vs. IPFW (12/17) ... Finished with five rebounds and 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor vs. Coppin St. (12/21) ... Tallied 12 points, two blocks, three steals and posted a game-high eight rebounds vs. Savannah State (12/29) ... Drained a career-high three 3-pointers and shot 4-of-4 from the foul line to finish with 17 points, including six rebounds and two steals vs. Providence (1/3) ... Matched Wesley Matthews with a team-high 13 points and matched a career-best with three 3-pointers before fouling out vs. West Virginia (1/6) ... Tallied second career double-double with 17-points, 11-rebound effort vs. Notre Dame (1/12) and matched a career-high with four steals ... Scored 11 of his team-high 14 points in the first half vs. Connecticut (1/20) ... Posted 14 points and team-high seven rebounds in 18 minutes vs. DePaul ... Poured in a career- and game-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field and 8-of-9 from the charity stripe vs. USF (1/29), and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds ... Netted 14 of his 19 points in the second half vs. Cincinnati (2/2) ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll (2/4) ... Tallied team-leading third double-double of the season with 21 points and 11 rebounds vs. Notre Dame (2/8), in addition to a career-high three assists ... Matched a season high with 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting, including three 3-pointers and 5-of-5 shooting from the free throw line, in addition to nine rebounds and two steals, vs. Seton Hall (2/12) ... Scored a game-high 15 points vs. Rutgers (2/23) ... Matched a career-high with four steals vs. Georgetown (3/1) ... Tallied fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds and knocked down three 3-pointers vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3/4) ... Registered 15 points and seven rebounds vs. Notre Dame (3/13) ... Contributed 10 points and seven rebounds vs. Pittsburgh (3/14) ... Played a season-high 35 minutes and shot 7-of-11 from the field to finish with 16 points and seven rebounds vs. Kentucky (3/20). 2006-07 Season Notes: Scored six points in his collegiate debut and grabbed five boards against Hillsdale Coll. (Nov. 10) ... scored 14 points in 17 minutes against Detroit (Nov. 14), where he also swiped four steals ... had a career high eight rebounds and two assists to go along with eight points in win over Eastern Mich. (Nov. 18) ... registered eight points in 15 minutes against Valparaiso (Nov. 27) ... clocked in 18 minutes and scored six points vs. North Dakota State (Dec. 2) ... scored 10 points and matched a career best with eight rebounds in 21 minutes against Wisconsin (Dec. 9) ... tallied 13 points and grabbed a team high seven rebounds against UMBC (Dec. 16) ... scored six points in 14 minutes vs. Oakland (Dec. 19) ... in 20 minutes, scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds against Morgan State (Dec. 22) ... scored 12 points, going 8-for-8 from the free throw line, while playing 21 minutes off the bench ... scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds in 18 minutes vs. Syracuse (Jan. 7) ... in 16 minutes against Seton Hall (Jan. 24), had seven points and three rebounds ... recorded five points and five rebounds in 13 minutes against Providence (Feb. 3) ... matched a career high with 14 points against Georgetown (Feb. 10) ... matched a season high with eight rebounds again DePaul (Feb. 14) ... playing in a career-high 28 minutes against Villanova (Feb. 19), scored a career-best 18 points ... reached double-digits in points (14) for the eighth time this season, against St. John's (Mar. 7) ... registered 11 points against Pittsburgh (Mar. 8).
High School: Hayward played at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass. ... was rated among the top-25 wings by Scout.com and the number 69 overall prospect of 2006 by Hoopmaster.com's Van Coleman ... averaged 27.0 points and was named All-Prep School Invitational Team in 2005 ... averaged 18.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, and shot 42.0 percent from three point range and 86.0 percent from the free throw line as a senior ... co-MVP of the National Prep School Invitational.
Personal: Born November 26, 1986...son of Lazar Sr...has a younger brother, Avery... majoring in social welfare and justice.
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