Former Wisconsin basketball star Nigel Hayes was recently able to surprise his parents with a huge gift. Hayes completely paid off the rest of the mortgage on their home. A three-year starter for the Badgers from 2014-17, Hayes went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft but had stints with the Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, and Sacramento Kings before transitioning overseas. He’s now with Zalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuania Basketball League, where he’s averaging 9.5 points per game this season.
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TOLEDO, Ohio — Former Whitmer High School and University of Wisconsin basketball star Nigel Hayes gave his parents the surprise of a lifetime. Hayes' mother, Talaya Davis, read aloud a letter delivered to her and her husband Albert Davis, Hayes' stepfather. When she got to the end, she was overcome with emotion.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Nigel Hayes may have headed overseas to play professional basketball following his four-year run at the University of Wisconsin, but his heart obviously never went far from his hometown: Toledo, Ohio. The former Badgers star recently paid off the mortgage on his parent’s Toledo house. His...
Toledo basketball player Nigel Hayes surprised his parents by paying off their mortgage. His mother posted this video to social media.