ANDl Barça reached a one-season agreement this Sunday with American power forward Nigel Hayes, as announced by the Catalan club.

The signing of the contract is pending the medical examination that the player must undergo, according to Barça in a statement. Hayes will meet again with Sarunas Jasikevicius in the Barça team after meeting at Zalgiris Kaunas in the 2019-2020 season.

The American, 26 years old and 2.03 tall, is a “solid player both in defense and attack and offers versatility in the positions of three (forward) and four (power forward)”, according to Barça.

He is a solid player both in defense and attack and offers versatility in the forward and power forward positions.

Barcelona statement

Nigel Hayes is a good three-point shooter (44% correct in the Euroleague) and free throws (89%), and is a player with the ability to help on the rebound. In the last Euroleague he averaged 9.5 points and 3.9 rebounds on average in 26 minutes on the court per game.

Trained at the University of Wisconsin, Hayes played seven NBA games in the 2017-2018 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Toronto Raptors and the Sacramento Kings, playing that same season in the NBA Development League with the Weschester and Weschester teams. Toronto

The 2018-2019 season made the leap to Europe to play for Turkish Galatasaray and the last two seasons he has played with Lithuanian Zalgiris Kaunas, one of them with Jasikevicius on the bench.

Hayes is Barça’s fourth reinforcement after point guards Rokas Jakoubaitis and Nico Laprovittola, and center Sertac Sanli.