One of only three players to play in all 30 games... Started two games... Made his season debut against Nicholls State... Hit 3-of-4 free throws, grabbed a rebound and dished out an assist against Louisiana-Lafayette... Hit 4-of-5 free throws at TCU... Buried a 3-pointer at LSU... Grabbed three rebounds with an assist and steal at Sam Houston State... Scored six points with three rebounds against Rogers State... Made his first career start at SMU... Scored three points and grabbed a pair of rebounds against Marshall... Earned his second career start against Tulsa. C-USA Championship: Drained a 3-pointer and recorded a steal against Marshall... Left the team following the season for personal reasons.
FRESHMAN (2009-10) Made his collegiate debut as a reserve against Nicholls State... Dished out one assist in four minutes against the Colonels... Came off the bench to nail a pair of 3-pointers and grab two rebounds with two assists in 14 minutes against Troy.
OUACHITA HIGH SCHOOL Lettered for head coach Casey Jones... Talented all-around student-athlete who was named to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Academic All-State Honorable Mention with a cumulative 3.5 grade-point average... Member of National Honor Roll, student government and National Honor Society. Senior (2008-09): Helped lead the Lions to the Class 5A state championship in Louisiana.... Class 5A Most Outstanding Player... Averaged 19.3 points, 5.1 assists and 2.7 steals per game... Honored as the Class 5A state championship game Most Valuable Player after scoring 19 points in win over Hahnville High... Was the first basketball state championship in school history... Named to All-District 2-5A First Team. Junior (2007-08): Named to All-District 2-5A First Team, All-Northeast Louisiana Second Team and All-State Honorable Mention... Recognized as the Lions' Offensive Most Valuable Player.
PERSONAL Full name is Nicholas Pierre Haywood... Born Oct. 21, 1990, in Monroe, La. ... Son of Donnie and Vanessa Haywood... Cousin of former legendary player and current director of operations Michael Young... Majoring in computer information systems... Also recruited by Weber State, Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Louisiana and Centenary.