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Posted On: 01/26/18 4:57 PM
Carey’s 5-foot-10 guard Hayden Wayment is starting to hear from some area small schools, and hopes that by season’s end, he can have some scholarship offers to his name.
The senior has been having a strong senior campaign with the Panthers, and that trend should continue into the second part of the season.
“I’ve been in touch with a couple different colleges, I’m pretty sure they’re all NAIA colleges. We’ve just talked about having me come down and play with some of the players and see how it is,” said Wayment.
“I’d really like to set myself apart and put myself out there as a player that colleges really find an interest in. I just want to play better than everyone else and see some scholarships come in.”
A sharpshooter who relies on his high basketball IQ, Wayment defined his skill-set to PHID.
“I would say my best skill is definitely shooting. I’m not the quickest, but I definitely work my butt off, that’s been instilled in me since elementary school — I’ve had great coaches,” said Wayment.
“I’m very confident in my passing ability, I make passes that a lot of other kids might now make. And I have quick hands and I can read people’s body, so I can beat my man to the spot sand take away driving lanes.”
So far this season, Wayment says he’s averaging right around 16 points and eight rebounds per game. His role has increased quite a bit since last season.
“I wasn’t as big of a scorer last year, but I’ve kind of gone back to taking on more of a scoring role,” said Wayment. “My teammates and I really feed off each other, and I feel like I’ve been a very consistent player.”
And with the end of his high school basketball drawing near, there’s two main goals Wayment has his sights set on.
“I’ve definitely worked towards getting a scholarship the past four years, and that’s definitely my main goal,” said Wayment. “And hopefully by the end of the year, I’ll have a state championship and a scholarship.”