UNC Men's Basketball Bio
0 Brendan Haywood
Haywood Haywood 934466



One of the premier low-post players in college basketball • Is a preseason candidate for the Naismith Award and the Wooden Award, which are given to the National Player of the Year • Named to Dick Vitale’s ESPN preseason second-team All-America squad • Capable of posting a double-double in every game • Has improved in each season as a Tar Heel • Was outstanding in the 2000 NCAA Tournament as the Tar Heels advanced to the Final Four • Led all players with 20 points and 12 rebounds in the national semifinals against Florida • Is Carolina’s alltime leader in field goal percentage • Would be the ACC’s alltime field goal percentage leader but he is 14 field goals shy of qualifying • Has made 65.8 percent of his shot attempts from the floor (386 for 587) • The next four on UNC’s list went on to have exemplary careers in the NBA (Rasheed Wallace, Brad Daugherty, Bobby Jones and J.R. Reid) • Third in school history in career blocked shots with 184 • Sam Perkins is first with 245 and Warren Martin is second with 190 blocks • Averaging 9.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 108 career games • Over his last two seasons as a starter, he averaged 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest • Has scored in double figures 49 times in his career with a high of 28 vs. Missouri in the 2000 NCAA Tournament first round • Has 16 career double-doubles (points and rebounds) • Has scored 20 or more points 11 times • Has made 50 percent or more of his field goal attempts in 61 of 70 games over the last two seasons as a starter • Became the 50th Tar Heel to score 1,000 career points and enters his senior season with 1,006 points.

JUNIOR SEASON (1999-2000)
Earned third-team All-ACC honors after leading Carolina to 24 wins and a berth in the NCAA Final Four • Played in all 36 games • Received the Carmichael-Cobb Award given to UNC’s Most Oustanding Defensive Player • Led the nation in field goal percentage at .697, the highest single-season percentage in ACC history • Converted 191 of 274 field goal attempts • In his first 10 games, he averaged 11.7 points and 5.0 rebounds • In the final 26 games, he averaged 14.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest • In ACC games, he improved his field goal percentage (73.3 to 72.7) scoring average (14.0 vs. 13.3), rebounding average (8.4 vs. 7.3) and free throw percentage (64.9 vs. 62.0) compared to his overall averages • Ranked fourth in the conference in rebounding in ACC games only • Had 20 points and 12 rebounds in the Final Four loss to Florida • Averaged 15.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in UNC’s five NCAA Tournament games • Shot 59.6 percent in the 2000 NCAA Tournament • His 48 rebounds in five NCAA games were more than any player in the Tournament and his 79 points ranked sixth among all players.

Tied for first in the ACC and was 25th in the nation in blocked shots with 2.5 per game (along with Alvin Jones of Georgia Tech) • Blocked 91 shots in 36 contests • The 91 blocks were more than any other player in the ACC • Led the team and seventh in the ACC with 7.5 rebounds per game • Scored in double figures in 26 games with a high of 28 against Missouri in the NCAA Tournament first round • Blocked a career-high seven shots vs. the College of Charleston • Also blocked six at Duke on March 4 • Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds at Maryland on Feb. 26 • Had 15 against Missouri in the NCAA first round.

Scored 10 of his 14 points against top-ranked Cincinnati in the second half • Was 7 for 7 from the floor and finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks in the home win over NC State • Had 20 points and 12 rebounds in the loss at Virginia • Matched his career scoring high with 24 points in the 75-63 win over Maryland • Was 7 for 9 from the floor and 10 for 11 from free throw line • The 10 free throws made were a career high • Also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked two shots • Scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots in the second half as Carolina broke a 28-28 tie and won 70-53 at Georgia Tech • He picked up his third foul with 12:05 left in the first half and sat the rest of that period • Limited Tech center Alvin Jones to 1 of 11 shooting from the floor.

Matched his then career-highs for made field goals and assists in two consecutive games in February • He was 9 for 12 from the floor and had 4 assists at NC State on Feb. 9 and was 9 for 10 from the floor and had 4 assists against Wake Forest on Feb. 12 • At Florida State, he hit all seven of his field goal attempts and finished with 19 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots • Blocked six shots at Duke and finished with 10 points, six rebounds, six blocks and three assists • Finished with a career-high 28 points and 15 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament first round win over Missouri • Also set career highs for field goals (11), field goal attempts (15) and offensive rebounds (9).

Earned a spot on the 12-player United States Basketball Team that won the gold medal in the World University Games in Spain in the summer of 1999 • Started all eight games for Team USA and was the second-leading scorer and rebounder on the team • Had 17 points in a quarterfinal round win over Canada.

Shot 64.8 percent from the field, tying the third-highest field goal percentage in UNC single-season history • Only Jones (.668 in 1971-72) and Wallace (.654 in 1994-95) had better percentages • Made less than 50 percent from the field only six times in 34 games.

Led UNC in blocked shots (60) and field goal percentage and was second on the team in scoring (12.0) and rebounding (6.9).

Posted nine double-doubles in points and rebounds • Scored 20 or more points three times, was in double figures in scoring 22 times and had 10 or more rebounds in a game 10 times.

Had 10 points and 10 rebounds in Carolina’s win over fifth-ranked Maryland in the ACC Tournament semifinal • Led UNC with 16 points on 7 of 9 shooting in the home loss to Duke • Was 7 for 7 from the field and scored 18 points and had eight rebounds in the Tar Heels’ 98-64 win over Florida State • Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds, including a career-best seven offensive boards in a 71-47 win over Virginia. Came off the bench to score 16 points, grab six boards and block four shots to lead the Tar Heels to a 59-56 victory at NC State • Had 18 points and 11 rebounds in a home loss against Maryland • Posted a career-high 24 points and had 12 rebounds in the loss at California on December 29th • Scored a team-high 20 points against Buffalo on 8 of 9 shooting.

Scored a then-career-high 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in Carolina’s 54-47 win over Purdue in the NIT semifinal • Made 8 of 10 shots from the field and was 5 of 7 from the free throw line against the Boilermakers • He also blocked two shots, one of which was a critical block at the end of the game that resulted in a shot clock violation by Purdue with 1:19 to play.

In the NIT final victory over Stanford, he blocked six shots and scored seven points • He helped limit Stanford’s starting front court to 7 of 27 shooting from the field.

Opened the season with 19 points and nine rebounds against Appalachian State.

Was the second man off the bench on a team that went 34-4 and advanced to the Final Four • Was essentially the top reserve since Carolina used a “six-man” starting rotation • Played almost 200 minutes, more than any other reserve • Averaged 8.1 minutes played per contest • Tied the UNC record by appearing in 38 games • Scored 110 points, grabbed 91 rebounds and blocked 33 shots • Averaged 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds a game • Converted 53.0 percent of his field goal attempts (35 for 66) and 63.5 percent from the free throw line (40 of 63) • Had 37 offensive rebounds • Averaged one blocked shot every 9.3 minutes of action • Scored eight points and grabbed five boards January 8 against Georgia Tech • Blocked two shots and scored eight points in the January 28 win over Clemson • Was outstanding in the February 5th win over No. 1 ranked Duke at the Smith Center • Had seven points, three rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal in that win over Duke • Played well at Duke as he scored seven points and added five rebounds • Provided a big lift in the ACC Tournament semifinal win over Maryland with six points, four rebounds and a blocked shot • His 110 points accounted for 45.5 percent of all the scoring outside of the six starters.

Honor roll student who graduated from Dudley High School in Greensboro, N.C. • Played for Coach David Price at Dudley • Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year and (Greensboro) News & Record Guilford Player of the Year as a senior • Selected to several prestigious national all-star teams • Led Dudley to the state 4-A high school championship as a junior • Averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior • Set the single-season state record that year with 182 blocked shots • Averaged 14.8 points, 11.7 rebounds and 6.7 blocks per game and shot 78 percent from the floor as a senior • Two-time all-county selection • Was named the MVP of the 1996 Little Four Christmas Tournament • Was active in church and youth group programs • Also played two years at tight end on the football team.

Haywood Personality File

College Major:
Post-school ambition:
To be successful
I like to read
People who have had the greatest influence on my athletic career:
Barbara Haywood, David Price
Athletes I most admire:
Shaq, Magic Johnson, John Starks
Favorite book:
A Time to Kill by John Grisham
Favorite food:
Favorite TV shows:
Fresh Prince, Jamie Foxx
Favorite movies:
Coming to America, Usual Suspects
Favorite musical performer:
R. Kelly
My greatest sports moment:
Going to two Final Fours and winning the state championship in high school
Interesting fact about myself:
I like to laugh
My favorite basketball player when I was growing up was:
Magic Johnson
Favorite Carolina player (not including current teammates):
I don’t have just one
What I like most about UNC:
The people
My favorite sport other than college basketball is:
The one thing I would change about college basketball is:
How the NCAA makes billions of dollars and the athletes get nothing
If I could do one thing better it would be:
Be more responsible
Person in history I’d most like to meet:
Wilt Chamberlain
Most interesting thing I did this summer:
Visit friends in Charlotte
Full given name:
Brendan Todd Haywood
Birthdate and place of birth:
Nov. 27, 1979, in New York City
Mother’s name:
Barbara Haywood
High school coach’s name:
David Price

Points: 28 vs. Missouri (3/17/00)
Field Goals: 11 vs. Missouri (3/17/00)
Field Goal Attempts: 11 on three occasions
Free Throws: 15 vs. Missouri (3/17/00)
Free Throw Attempts: 14 vs. Florida (4/1/00)
Offensive Rebounds: 9 vs. Missouri (3/17/00)
Defensive Rebounds: 12 vs. Maryland (2/26/00)
Total Rebounds: 17 vs. Maryland (2/26/00)
Assists: 4 on three occasions
Blocks: 7 vs. College of Charleston (12/3/99)
Steals: 2 vs. Virginia (1/21/99) and Virginia (2/20/99)


Middle Tennessee State1-10-01-21-1-20003
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Seton Hall0-40-01-20-4-40101
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at Duke3-90-01-10-4-41
Position: Center
Height: 7'0"
Weight: 268
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
High School: Dudley
UNC North Carolina Men's Basketball

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