View Full Version : Eric Hayes - Steve Blake

07-22-2008, 10:31 AM
Inside Northern Virginia has an interesting story concerning Maryland guard, Eric Hayes. According to the article, Hayes is traveling to Portland to spend some time with former Terps player, Steve Blake, and, hopefully, improve his game.


Like Paulus two years ago, Hayes hurt his ankle in the middle of last season and never fully recovered. He played the last 16 games of the season because the Terps needed him but all aspects of his game suffered playing on a heavily wrapped ankle. During the first half of the year, he averaged 11 ppg, 5.4 apg and had an a/to of over 2.6. All of these stats fell significantly after he was injured. The Terps have a decent cadre of perimeter players but no inside players who have proven themselves. Vasquez and Hayes will need to step it up during the upcoming season for the Terps to be competitive.