Former Cat Chuck Hayes reflects on unlikely NBA career

Chuck Hayes

 looks the part of a bouncer more than an player. But the 30-year-old is entrenched in the Sacramento Kings’ rotation and is providing needed leadership.

Hayes is 6-foot-6, which makes him the shortest center in the league. The veteran logged 83percent of his minutes on the floor at the pivot in 2012-13. Hayes is currently playing his ninth season, but he is as shocked as anybody he became a professional basketball player.

“Growing up in Modesto, the seemed so far-fetched, you just want to get to college first. College was my first dream,” Hayes told Sports Out West at Friday’s practice.

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