Prospect Spotlight: Myles Haynes (2020)

Grassroots
Northern California

Posted On: 11/27/18 1:00 PM

With his junior season now underway, Grant’s 6-foot-5 combo-forward Myles Haynes is looking to establish himself as a top prospect in Northern California.

A guy that can do a little bit of everything, Haynes prides himself on being a jack of all trades on the hardwood, a junkyard dog type of guy.

“I’m more of a do-everything guy. I’m more of an X-factor; defense, rebounds, steals, everything that the team needs. I’m more of a spark plug for the team, whether I’m starting or coming off the bench,” said Haynes.  

“I like to get to the cup, I can shoot the 3, too, but I like to get to the cup and draw a foul. I love playing defense.”

Haynes is a capable big-man, but also able to score from the wing. At 6-foot-5, he projects more as a wing at the college level; he’s been working on becoming more comfortable from the perimeter.

“My game is evolving, I’m more comfortable on the wing, and guarding smaller people and being able to score from the wing,” said Haynes.

Now, his junior season is underway, the Pacers lost a heart-breaker Bishop O’Dowd in their season opener, on a buzzer-beater. They’ll be playing in Reno, NV next week.

“My role on the team, I would say, is to be the spark-plug; I just come with the energy, and just do whatever the team needs,” said Haynes. “If we’re struggling with rebounds, I’ll go in there and get rebounds. If there’s someone scoring a lot, I know I’ll have to go in there and play good defense on whoever that is.”

With still two seasons of high school ball ahead of him, and a big 17U summer in between, Haynes is still in the beginning stages of his recruitment. He’s hoping over the next 12 months, he sees the college interest ramp up.

“I did have a couple coaches compliment my game and tell me what I need to do to be successful, but no offer talk yet, soon though,” said Haynes.

“My goals for this year is to expand my game offensively. I just need to make small adjustments and get a little bigger in the weight-room. And in the next year, I see myself earning some college interest and hopefully some scholarship offers. I’m really excited”