Men's Basketball

Matt Hayes
Matt  Hayes


Elk Grove, CA

High School:
Pleasant Grove HS

Last College:
Santa Rosa JC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 165




Liberal Arts (Undeclared)


Big West Weekend Begins With Tip-off at Home

The 2015-16 season gets started with Lions hosting Cal State Fullerton Friday.


SEASON PREVIEW: Working Together

LMU men’s basketball will get the first look of the 2015-16 with exhibition game on Sunday.


Regular Season Ends with PCH Cup Battle

LMU Sports Network followed senior manager Quan Ngo as the Lions get set for their final game of the regular season.


A Win in Dunlap Opener

Lions shoot 52 percent and out-rebound SE Missouri State by 13 to earn season-opening win.


Spain 2014: Across the Globe

In 2013, Matt Hayes led his high school to a state title. In 2014, he led Santa Rosa JC to a state title. Now he is with the Lions, wrapping his first overseas trip with his new family.


MBB | LMUSN Highlights: LMU 79, CSF 74

LMU Sports Network Highlights from LMU's 79-74 win over Cal State Fullerton in the season opener for both teams.


MBB | A Division-I Transition

Sophomore guard Matt Hayes has been on quite the ride the last 24 months, winning a state championship at high school, claiming another one in junior college and then landing a chance to play NCAA Division I basketball with LMU. He know finds himself in Hawaii as he and the Lions head into a match-up with the 11th-ranked team in the nation.


MBB | Across the Globe

It has been quite the couple of years on the move for sophomore Matt Hayes. In 2013, he helped Pleasant Gove to a state championship. A year ago, he led Santa Rosa Junior College to its first state title. Now he wraps up a whirlwind summer transitioning to LMU and taking his first overseas trip.


MBB | A Global Reach

Showing its reach across the globe, LMU continued its tour while sending back some well wishes as they spent their final day in Madrid before flying to Barcelona on Sunday morning. The Lions had a full pre game practice, followed by the coaches participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They then took on the Angola National Team, who is participating in the upcoming FIBA World Championships in Spain.


MBB | Spain Game 1: LMU 90, Leb Silver 85

Playing together for the first time, the Lions overcame two double-digit deficits, different rules within the international game, differences in how officials call games, a gym with no air conditioning, foul trouble and playing 5,000 miles from home to earn a 90-85 victory in overtime.


MBB | LMU at Colorado State

LMU at Colorado State in non-conference match-up.


MBB | LMU at UC Irvine

Non-conference road opener at UC Irvine on Sunday.


MBB | LMU vs. Cal State Fullerton

Season opener for the 2015-16 season at Gersten Pavilion


MBB | LMU vs. CS Dominguez Hills

Exhibition game at Gersten Pavilion


MBB | WCC Tournament First Round

Santa Clara 85, LMU 54

Up-to-Date Career Stats
2015-16 Season Stats
2014-15 Season Stats

BRIEFLY... Matt Hayes enters his second season at LMU... joined the Lions after playing one season at Santa Rosa Junior College and transferring to the Lions following the 2013-14 campaign.

IN 2014-15 • SOPHOMORE... played in 29 games, making seven starts... missed two games with shoulder injury... finished season averaging 4.2 points per game, hitting 32-for-79 three-pointers, leading the team at 40.5 percent and ranking ninth within the WCC... set a career-high with 20 points against Santa Clara (2/21/15), hitting 6-for-13 from the three-point line... hit 4-of-6 in win over UC Riverside for 16 points (11/26/14)... opened career with 13 points in win over SE Missouri St. (11/14/14).

BEFORE LMU... graduated Pleasant Grove High School in 2013, played one season for the Santa Rosa Bear Cubs, leading them to the CCCAA State Championship, the first in program history. In the title game, a 73-67 victory over San Bernardino Valley, Hayes had 11 points, five assists and was perfect from the line. He would go on to earn All-Tournament Team honors... Hayes earned First-Team All-State honors and First-Team Big 8 Conference All-League after ranking 43rd in the state in scoring at 16.2 points per game. He finished hitting 43.6 percent from three, making 3.0 per contest. He went 40-for-92 from long distance, ranking sixth in the state in three-pointers. He also was among the leaders at the charity stripe, hitting 84.2 percent (ranked 35th)... Winning state titles is not new to Hayes, he helped Pleasant Grove to the CIF Division I State Championship in 2013, defeating Santa Monica, 73-57. In the championship game, Hayes led the team with 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal. During the regional and state playoffs, he averaged 16.2 points per game... For his senior season, he averaged 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game, earning all-conference and All-CIF honors.

PERSONAL... Matt Hayes was born in Elk Grove, Calif., on May 24, 1995... He is the son of Sharon Randall-Hayes and Keith Hayes... has a younger sister... He is an undeclared Liberal Arts major.


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