Count me among the fans who booed at the selection of Gordon Hayward during the 2010 NBA draft. I did not think he would make it at the NBA level. He seemed too scared and too small to compete with the athleticism and extreme competition of the National Basketball Association.
I admit that I was wrong.
I have more been more than impressed by the play of Gordon Hayward. This kid is going to become a heckuva player. He's easily one of the most well-rounded players on this Jazz roster and has shown flashes of superstardom this year. His defense is outstanding, his hustle is underrated and his offense is up-and-coming.
Recently, in a Salt Lake City Fanzz store, I saw more people buying Hayward gear than any other Jazz gear in the store. Utah loves this kid.
We can't wait to see what the future holds for you, Gordon, but we hope to see you as the main star on a multiple championship-winning team in the near future.