Georgia and South Carolina Square Off Tuesday Night
? A reserve for much of his two years at Georgia, he?s held down first-team status this season since the second game.
? This last collegiate season is his first-ever away from identical twin brother Jarvis, a 1st-round NBA draft pick of the Washington Wizards last June.
? The hero of Georgia?s win over Georgia Tech on Jan. 3. Four of his career-high 25 points came in the second overtime period. Named SEC Player of the Week for this performance.
? Scored a then-career-high 20 points in two of the season?s first three games. It matched his freshman-year performance of 20 while playing for Western Carolina.
? A lone offensive bright spot in loss to Pittsburgh, sinking his first five shots en route to a team-high 16 points.
? Missed over half of pre-season practice with a high ankle sprain. Recovered in time to contribute 27 minutes off the bench in the season opener vs. Western Carolina.
? Swished an 84-foot shot at the end of the LSU game, a bucket that officials disallowed without consulting a TV replay.
2002-03 Season ? A 5-game starter at center who played admirably despite being
undersized in almost every contest.
? The hero of Georgia?s win at Colorado, when he saved an errant
pass and banked in a 30-foot trey with 0.2 seconds left. It was his first-ever
3-point shot attempt in a collegiate game.
? Followed up the miracle in Colorado with his best game of the season,
getting 16 points and six boards in a career-high 41 minutes vs. Cal.
? Selected in January as Georgia?s representative on the SEC ?Good
Works? team. One of his acts of goodwill: an appearance as Santa Claus
for kindergarteners at 4th Street Elementary School in Athens.
? Thrust into a starter's role in the absence of Steve Thomas on two separate
? Led the team in FG percentage at 55.5%. Also one of the most efficient
members of the team, averaging a rebound every 4.1 minute of court time, second-best
? Best offensive game of '02 was a 17-point (13 in the 2nd half), 6-rebound
effort vs. Colorado.
? Played key roles in several SEC contests, most notably his 13-point
games in wins at Kentucky and Florida.
? In his first starting assignment, he posted a double-double (14 pts.,
14 rebs.) in loss to Alabama.
? Got identical numbers in Georgia's NCAA Tournament win over Murray State.
2000-01 Season ? Sat out the season in compliance with NCAA rules regarding
transfer students. Practiced with the Bulldogs throughout the season.
1999-2000 Season (Western Carolina)
? Ranked among the Southern Conference leaders in FG pct. at 63 percent.
? Averaged 8.0 and 4.9 rebounds per game, playing in 24 of 26 games.
? Scored season-high 20 points vs. Northwestern.
High School (Frederick Douglass) ? Honorable mention All-State selection as a senior, when he
averaged 25 points and 14 rebounds as a senior.
? Played in the Tennessee-Georgia prep all-star game during the summer
? Were offered scholarships together with brother Jarvis by just three
schools: Western Carolina, Mercer and Jacksonville State.
? Full Name: Jonas Louis Hayes
? Birthdate: August 9, 1981 in Atlanta, Ga. Born five minutes after brother
? Parents: James and Yvonne Hayes
? Academic Major: Child and Family Development