2019-2020 Regular Season
Killian Hayes averages in Germany - easyCredit BB
Killian Hayes through the years
Killian Hayes Career Bests: Points
Killian Hayes scores a career high 24 points (2019)
On November 11, 2019, Killian Hayes set his career high in points in a Germany - easyCredit BB game. That day he scored 24 points in Neu-Ulm's road win against Bamberg, 78-81. He also had 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 1 block. He shot 7/10 from two, 2/3 from three, shooting at 69.2% from the field. He also shot 4/4 from the free-throw line.
Killian Hayes Career Bests: Rebounds
Killian Hayes grabs a career high 10 rebounds (2018)
On March 03, 2018, Killian Hayes set his career high in rebounds in a France - Pro A U21 game. That day he grabbed 10 rebounds in Cholet's home win against Le Portel, 89-55. He also had 10 points, 8 assists, 3 steals.
Killian Hayes Career Bests: Assists
Killian Hayes gives a career high 12 assists (2017)
On September 09, 2017, Killian Hayes set his career high in assists in a France - Pro A U21 game. That day he dished 12 assists in Cholet's home win against Hyères-Toulon, 87-78. He also had 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals.
Killian Hayes Career Bests: Steals
Killian Hayes has a career high 6 steals (2017)
On November 11, 2017, Killian Hayes tied his career high in steals in a France - Pro A U21 game. That day he reached 6 steals in Cholet's home win against Limoges, 66-59. He also had 22 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Killian Hayes Career Bests: Blocks
Killian Hayes blocks a career high 3 shots (2018)
On April 04, 2018, Killian Hayes tied his career high in blocks in a France - Pro A U21 game. That day he went for 3 blocks in Cholet's road win against Antibes, 61-110. He also had 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Killian Hayes Career Bests: Efficiency
Killian Hayes records a career high 32 efficiency rating (2018)
On May 05, 2018, Killian Hayes set his career high in efficiency in a France - Pro A U21 game. That day he accomplished 32 efficiency in Cholet's road win against Hyères-Toulon, 64-95. He also had 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Killian Hayes's Basketball Journey
Killian Hayes's basketball bio
Killian Hayes was born on July 27, 2001, in Lakeland, Florida. He is the son of DeRon Hayes, an American professional basketball player with a French passport. After graduating at Pennsylvania State University in 1993, DeRon played most of his career in France from 1993 to 2012.
Able to play at both guard positions, Hayes shines with his ball handling. « He is able to make plays for others or for himself » said his U22 coach Sylvain Delorme. « He can dominate one-on-one, thanks to great fundamentals, his athletic abilities and his ability to finish plays in the paint » added Lamine Kébé, France U17 National Basketball Team coach. « I like to watch James Harden for the way he plays one-on-one, Manu Ginobili for the way he moves with the ball, and Lou Williams for his scoring skills » confessed Hayes.
His game was modeled after both the US and the European basketball style. Killian grew up in France, going back to Florida during summers. « It's my second home ». You get when the cultural-mix comes from !
A basketball genius since the age of 6
Killian Hayes started playing organized basketball at 6 with Cholet Basket, the club his father was playing for at that time. After shining in his early years, Killian was recruited by INSEP, the National Institute for Sport and Physical Education. Advised by his parents, he decided not to join the program that helped develop Tony Parker, Evan Fournier or Boris Diaw. Instead, Killian Hayes stayed in Cholet, a club known for giving playing time to young players, and from which Rudy Gobert, Nando De Colo, Rodrigues Beaubois, Kevin Seraphin, and other professional basketball players came out from.
At 15, during the 2016-2017 season, Hayes played with Cholet's U21 basketball team, averaging 4.7 points and 2.3 assists while playing 15.4 minutes per game.
On April 14, 2017, Killian Hayes played in the Jordan Brand Classic game in New York. In 26 minutes, he scored 13 points, with 5 rebounds and 7 assists.
In the summer of 2017, Killian Hayes led France to a U16 European Basketball Championship, being named tournament MVP. He averaged 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.1 rebounds in the competition in which France was undefeated. Hayes was clutch in the final against Montenegro, finishing with a game-high 21 points, on 7/9 shooting.
That year, Killian Hayes was also the co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic in New York, he won the French U18 Basketball Cup, was France U18 Basketball Champion and MVP of the final four.
Playing in French professional basketball league at 16
The following season, his averages with the U21 team got up to 16.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 7.2 assists, helping Killian get a chance with the Pros. On October 21, 2017, being 16 years and three months old, Killian Hayes played his first professional basketball game with Cholet against Nanterre.
On February 10, 2018, Killian Hayes, 16 years old, had his first significant performance with the Pros in French Jeep Elite. He played 16 minutes, scored 4 points with 2 rebounds and 1 assist in a home loss against Strasbourg. The youngster impressed the opposing coach, who happened to also be the French National Team head coach, Vincent Collet.
« We had the chance to work with Frank Ntilikina before he left for the NBA. I see the same maturity level, the same poise, in Killian Hayes. He is not scared. Most kids his age would be. He just played as he did in his U22 game a few hours before ! » said Collet. The kid did so against seasoned veterans like Dee Bost (Mississippi State alumni, NBA D-League All Star in 2014) or David Logan (120 Euroleague Basketball games).
A winner, and often the MVP...
On February 18, 2018, Killian Hayes was named in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp All-Star team alongside N'Faly Dante, Sekou Doumbouya, Luka Samanic, Biram Faye, Joel Parra, Tyrese Samuel, Josh Green, A.J. Lawson, Leandro Bolmaro, Francisco Farabello and Charles Bassey.
On May 6, 2018, Killian's U18 team won the French championship. A few weeks later his U21 won the French championship too, with Hayes being voted in the all-league team. His U21 also won the "Trophée du Futur" tournament, in which he was named MVP.
In the summer of 2018, Killian Hayes led the French U17 Basketball Team to the World Championship finals against the USA. After going undefeated in the previous round, France got blown out (95-52) by a team led by Isaiah Stewart, Romeo Weems, and Vernon Carey. Hayes averaged 16.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists and was named in the competitions all-star team.
First full season with the Pros
During the 2018-2019 season, at 18 years old, Killian Hayes played only with Cholet's professional team. While being still eligible to play for the U21 squad. He averaged almost 20 minutes per game. He had his best games on February 9, 2019, against Bourg-en-Bresse (17 points in 21 minutes), and on March 30, 2019, against Chalon (17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals in only 24 minutes).
Killian Hayes's career
2019-2020 season with Neu-Ulm
Killian Hayes averaged 11.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game, playing 20 games with Ratiopharm Ulm, during the 2019-2020 Germany - easyCredit BB regular-season. He set his season-high with 24 points in 29 minutes against Brose Bamberg on November 17, 2019. He grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds in 26 minutes against Rasta Vechta on September 24, 2019. He dished a season-high 11 assists in 30 minutes against Alba Berlin on November 03, 2019.
He scored in double figures 13 times in 20 games. He had 20 points or more 2 times. He recorded 2 double-doubles.
2018-2019 season with Cholet
Killian Hayes averaged 7.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, playing 34 games with Cholet, during the 2018-2019 Jeep Elite regular-season. He set his season-high with 17 points in 32 minutes against Boulazac on May 18, 2019. He grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds in 19 minutes against Le Mans on January 26, 2019. He dished a season-high 7 assists in 33 minutes against Boulogne-Levallois on April 09, 2019.
He scored in double figures 9 times in 34 games.
2017-2018 season with Cholet
Killian Hayes averaged 16.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game, playing 30 games with Cholet U21, during the 2017-2018 France - Pro A U21 regular-season. He set his season-high with 23 points in 31 minutes against Hyères-Toulon U21 on May 11, 2018. He grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in 25 minutes against Le Portel U21 on March 10, 2018. He dished a season-high 12 assists in 31 minutes against Hyères-Toulon U21 on September 26, 2017.
He scored in double figures 27 times in 30 games. He had 20 points or more 11 times. He recorded 4 double-doubles.
2017-2018 season with Cholet
Killian Hayes averaged 2.2 points, 0.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, playing 9 games with Cholet, during the 2017-2018 Jeep Elite regular-season. He set his season-high with 12 points in 28 minutes against Le Mans on May 15, 2018. He grabbed a season-high 2 rebounds in 16 minutes against Strasbourg on February 10, 2018. He dished a season-high 6 assists in 28 minutes against Le Mans on May 15, 2018.
He scored in double figures 1 time in 9 games.
2016-2017 season with Cholet
Killian Hayes averaged 4.7 points, 0.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, playing 7 games with Cholet U21, during the 2016-2017 France - Pro A U21 regular-season. He set his season-high with 15 points in 19 minutes against Le Portel U21 on May 16, 2017. He grabbed a season-high 2 rebounds in 15 minutes against Hyères-Toulon U21 on January 14, 2017. He dished a season-high 6 assists in 17 minutes against Pau-Lacq-Orthez U21 on March 29, 2017.
He scored in double figures 1 time in 7 games.