Cam Hayes – Guard – 6’3″ – LSU
Cam Hayes was a new name added to the list last week after he played just one season in Baton Rouge. But, already, he has found a new home.
Cam Hayes started his career off with Kevin Keatts at NC State, and he had a solid start with the Wolfpack. He averaged 8 PPG and 3 APG, and he started nearly half of their games as a freshman. But year two came along and he saw his minutes and all of his stats diminish, so Hayes decided to transfer to LSU.
His one year with the Tigers wasn’t bad; he started nearly 20 games and averaged over eight points a night. But he wasn’t happy with that role either.
After announcing his intent to transfer, it would’ve seemed like Louisville would have won an easy fight, based on the other teams listed.
But I had this to say last week:
"“Hayes has spent the last three years averaging just around 20 MPG and 8 PPG with the Wolfpack and the Tigers, and that hasn’t made him happy enough to stick around with either team. Louisville already has Skyy Clark expected to start at point guard, so Hayes would most likely be coming off the bench as a sub for Clark, and whoever the staff decided to put at the two-guard position. I’ve seen Hayes play a little bit when he was at NC State, and he wasn’t bad, but I don’t see him coming in and playing 30 minutes a night at Louisville. It would make more sense, to me, for Hayes to transfer down and get to start every game and score a lot more for a team like Eastern Carolina University or Mercer.”"
Landing Hayes would’ve been great. He’s a solid ball-handler, and that’s what this team needs, but I don’t think we could offer the role he wants. He’s spent the last two years playing around 20 minutes a night, and that’s what he would’ve done here. I wish he would’ve been happier with the smaller role, but now he’ll be able to play 30-plus minutes a night and have the ball in his hands a lot more as a Pirate.