A Thank You to Marquette Superstar Lazar Hayward

Mitchell SkurzewskiContributor IApril 25, 2010

The Marquette Golden Eagles 2009-10 basketball season came to a dissapointing end with their loss to the Washington Huskies in the NCAA tournament (1st round).

The loss brought an end to one of the finest careers in Golden Eagles history, as it was Lazar Hayward's last collegiate basketball game.

Hayward finishes his career as one of the all-time leading scorers at Marquette. Who would of expected that out of the 6-6 undersived four-man? Watching the games you could just see how passionate he played the game and it was just a treat to watch him at Marquette.

Hayward thrived in his senior year when he knew he had to step up after losing over 5,000 points from the 2008-09 team which featured Wesley Matthews, Jerel McNeal and Dominic James.

Hayward averaged over 17 points and grabbed 8.5 rebounds this past season and really was a symbol of what the Golden Eagles team was all about. We may be undersized and maybe a little less talented, but we will not be outworked.

Hayward played like that every time he stepped on the floor and led to one of the best and least celebrated careers in Marquette history.

A big time thanks from this fan.