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Hayden Brown

  • position F
  • height 6-5
  • weight 234
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Greer, S.C.
  • High school Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)
  • Previous School The Citadel
  • position F
  • height 6-5
  • weight 234
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Greer, S.C.
  • High school Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)
  • Previous School The Citadel

Hayden Brown Bio


  • SEC Academic Honor Roll – 2022-23
  • SEC Community Service Team – 2023


  • Started all 31 games he played in, averaging 11.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game
  • Shot 43.9 percent (132-of-301) and his 31 steals led the team
  • Scored in double figures 20 times, including 10 of the team’s final 12 games in SEC action
  • Led the team with 21 points and five rebounds in season-opening win over SC State (Nov. 8)
  • Just missed a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds in a victory over USC Upstate (Nov. 25)
  • Had 16 points and eight rebounds, knocking down a trio of 3s in a comeback road win at Georgetown (Dec. 3)
  • Recorded his first double-double as a Gamecock with 17 points and 10 rebounds at Georgia (Jan. 28)
  • Scored 19 points, a season-high in SEC action, at Missouri (Feb. 7) ; was 8-of-16 from the field
  • Had 18 points in road win at Ole Miss (Feb. 11) ; dropped 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds in another road victory at LSU (Feb. 18)
  • Was 7-of-14 with 18 points and four rebounds at No. 11/13 Tennessee (Feb. 25)
  • Went 5-for-10 and had 13 points and five rebounds in Senior Day win vs. Georgia (March 4)
  • Had 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting in final college game vs. Ole Miss (March 8) in opening round of SEC Tournament in Nashville
  • Earned a spot on the SEC Community Service Team


  • In 111 career games at The Citadel (2017-2022), averaged 12.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting 50.1 percent (516-of-1030) from the floor
  • Scored 1,402 career points for The Citadel over five seasons, which is the seventh-most in program history
  • Became the second player in The Citadel’s program history to score 1,400 points and collect 700 rebounds
  • Two-time First Team All-Southern Conference selection (2021, 2022)
  • Was named the Southern Conference Preseason Player of the Year before the 2021-22 season
  • Nearly averaged a double-double during the 2021-22 season, averaging 18.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game
  • Averaged a double-double in 2020-21 with 18.8 points and 10.5 rebounds per game
  • Scored 20 or more points in 24 career games, including 30 points or more on four different occasions
  • Notched 28 career double-doubles for The Citadel, which is a program record
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds 29 times over the course of five seasons
  • Scored 20 points or more and grabbed 10 or more rebounds 13 times at The Citadel
  • Scored a career high 37 points against Chattanooga on Jan. 9, 2021, and capped off a career night with 13 rebounds
  • Collected a career-best 21 rebounds on Dec. 7, 2020, against Columbia International ; also scored 31 points in the game, one of his four career 30+ point games
  • A standout off the court in the classroom, Brown made the Dean’s List five times at The Citadel and was a three-time SoCon Honor Roll selection


  • Attended Byrnes High School, graduating in 2017 ; was a three-sport athlete earning letters in basketball, lacrosse and swimming
  • Was named the 4A Boys State Player of the Year as a junior after leading the Rebels to their first basketball state championship


  • Son of Jeff and Jackie
  • Has a brother, Janson, who played lacrosse at Lincoln Memorial University
  • Earned a degree in business administration from The Citadel