New Orleans Pelicans’ other rookie sensation announces his presence with authority in Summer League game

July 10, 2019

In the midst of all the fanfare about Zion Williamson, the New Orleans Pelicans acquired a rookie during the NBA Draft who proved Monday he’s more than capable of creating highlight reel material.

Jaxson Hayes, who was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 8 pick but was later included in a trade with the Pelicans, was setting a screen and rolled to the basketball in an NBA Summer League game against the Chicago Bulls.

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Hayes was somehow left alone as he drifted toward the basket, got the ball made a monster slam dunk over Bulls guard Mychal Mulder.