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Washington Wizards, Jarvis Hayes
Washington Wizards, Jarvis Hayes (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

SG: Jarvis Hayes

The following year, the Wizards selected Hayes with the tenth overall pick. He played four years of college basketball with the final three coming at the University of Georgia. Hayes was a bucket-getter in his final two college seasons where he averaged 18.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting from the field and 37.2 percent on his 3-point tries.

Michael Jordan had just left the Wizards, and Washington was hoping Hayes would fit nicely next to Larry Hughes, Jerry Stackhouse, and eventual free agent signing Gilbert Arenas.

Hayes played 29 minutes per game during his first two seasons in Washington, but he was more role player and inefficient scorer than he was a star. He averaged 9.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game as he shot just 39.5 percent from the field and 32.3 percent on his 3-point attempts.

His playing time decreased in years three and four before Hayes left for the Pistons in free agency in 2007. The 6’7 wing lasted just three more years in the NBA before heading overseas to finish his career.

Jarvis Hayes far from lived up to the hype of a top-ten selection, and the Washington Wizards drafted him over David West, Boris Diaw, Josh Howard, Leandro Barbosa, Kyle Korver, and Mo Williams back in 2003.