watch: hayes goes big in zion's absence

18:00    09 Jul 2019

Jaxson Hayes the main protagonist in blowout win.

The former Texas Longhorns centre put up 28 points (10-15 FG), 4 rebounds and 3 blocks in a 109-72 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Hayes, who was drafted at No. 8 in the 2019 NBA draft, joined the New Orleans Pelicans following a trade with the Atlanta Hawks.

The 19-year-old arrived in New Orleans in the shadow of No. 1 pick Zion Williamson, but has wasted no time in asserting himself with a big performance for the Pelicans at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

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