On June 20, 2019, the Atlanta Hawks selected Hayes with the 8th overall pick of the 2019 NBA draft and then had his draft rights traded to New Orleans Pelicans.
Hayes father, Jonathan Hayes, played in the National Football League (NFL) and is currently the head coach of the XFL’s St. Louis BattleHawks. His mother, Kristi (Kinne), played basketball at Drake University (1991-95) and earned honorable mention Kodak All-American accolades and Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior (1994-95).
What’s most impressive about Hayes though is not his career in the NBA or even his family’s success in athletics, but the fact that he is dating Sofia Jamora. Not familiar with her? Then I encourage you to scroll down and see what you have been missing out on.