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14 Butler Bulldogs
Joe Lemire
November 23, 2009
If Gordon Hayward plays like a guard trapped in a forward's body, it's because he is. Hayward wasn't projected to be taller than 6'2", so his father, Gordon Sr., who coached him until high school, had his son develop his ballhandling skills and outside shooting on the court he painted on the family's driveway. Gordon Jr. notes that he spent much of his time shooting from behind the arc, or thereabouts, because the three-point line was "a little slanted." Then he shot up, sprouting from 5'10" as a freshman at Brownsburg (Ind.) High to 6'8" as a senior. "I grew," he says, "and my guard skills came with me."
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November 23, 2009

14 Butler Bulldogs

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Nov. 26 Minnesota*

Nov. 27 UCLA or Portland*

Dec. 2 at Ball State

Dec. 5 Valparaiso

Dec. 8 Georgetown†

Dec. 12 Ohio State

Dec. 19 Xavier

Dec. 22 at UAB

Dec. 31 Green Bay

Jan. 2 Milwaukee

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