SG – 6’4, 215lbs – Born 23rd April 1995
Despite having the name of a truck-driving minor character in an 80’s coming-of age movie, Haynes is also in fact a 2018 Old Dominion graduate who averaged 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game as a senior, something he was able to parlay into a five-game stint with the Drive to begin the season after making the roster via the local tryout route. Haynes scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 34 minutes across those five games, before being waived in early December and not signing elsewhere for the remainder of the season. A slightly undersized two with decent speed, Haynes played a largely three-and-D role in his senior year for the Monarchs, with a three-point rate of .539 on the season, born out of a good degree of off-ball movement and use of screens. The percentage he shot on those of only 32.2% was not high enough, yet with very smooth form, this seems improvable in time. Haynes also took a few turns on the ball offensively, and although he lacks the handle and sheer explosion to readily create space in which to drive or shoot – save for a step-back move he likes to use regularly – he does nevertheless like a measured spin into the lane for a runner or floater, and runs the lanes in transition where he can. Defensively, Haynes often took on the opponent’s best guard or wing offensive player, using his good speed and length to play a decent level of man-to-man defence. He is prone to the occasional gamble, as well as the occasional missed help assignment, yet Haynes grew into his role at ODU and became a very decent two-way guard. The concern now is whether it is too marginal of a package for the professional realm.
– 20th June, 2019
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