Head Coach Tim Floyd, And The University Of Texas-El Paso Land Former Chicago High School Star Michael Haynes Of Heat Academy In Martinsville, Virginia

Brian Stinnette
April 20, 2010

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Former Chicago high school star Michael Haynes of Heat Academy in Virginia has decided to play his college basketball for new head coach Tim Floyd, and the University of Texas-El Paso. Haynes rates as one of the top prospects in his class.

Haynes, a 6'6" forward, is a strong and physical force inside who can take over games with both his scoring and rebounding. Haynes has diversified his skills to include much improved ball-handling, and an ability to consistently drop mid-range jumpers. Haynes is averaged better than 19 points and 8 rebounds per game.

Haynes noted to ChicagoHoops.com that he loved the environment at UTEP, and that he was excited to become a Miner.

Haynes starred at Chicago Washington during his high school career in Chicago, and was regarded as one of the top prospects in the state of Illinois ahead of playing this past season for basketball powerhouse Heat Academy. Haynes selected UTEP over a host of programs from around the country.