Former Georgia basketball player Jarvis Hayes joins SEC Network
Georgia fans may see a familiar face on the SEC Network come November.
Former Bulldogs basketball player Jarvis Hayes has been hired by the network as a men’s basketball analyst, ESPN announced on Tuesday.
Hayes, along with former Arkansas player Pat Bradley, were hired to commentate both in the studio and at games during the 2016-17 season. The duo will provide commentary for over 120 contests this season.
The former Georgia player will make his SEC Network debut on Nov. 14 at the UMass-Ole Miss game.
Hayes played for the Bulldogs from 2001-03 while averaging 18. 4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He earned First-Team All-SEC honors in his sophomore and junior seasons before the Washington Wizards drafted him with the No. 10 overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft.
The first-round selection spent seven seasons in the NBA, splitting time between Washington, the Detroit Pistons and New Jersey Nets. His playing days in the league ended in 2010 before Hayes ventured overseas to play professionally.
He is the twin brother of Georgia assistant Jonah Hayes.