Gordon Hayward, born March 23, 1990, is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of college basketball for the Butler Bulldogs and was selected by the Utah Jazz with the ninth overall pick of the 2010 NBA draft. He played seven seasons in Utah before signing with the Boston Celtics in 2017. In college, Hayward led Butler to the championship game of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. In 2017, Hayward was selected as an NBA All-Star for the first time.