NAME: Jillian Hayes
SCHOOL: Loveland High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: "Opportunity to play DI basketball at UC for Coach Heard."
PARENTS: Jonathan & Kristi
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My momma."
FUTURE GOAL: Make a run in NCAA tournament at UC
Loveland senior Jillian Hayes is a two-sport star in basketball and volleyball.
A four-year varsity basketball player, Jillian has scored 1,000+ points in her prolific prep career. She is having a great senior season with double-double games vs. Walnut Hills (27 points-11 rebounds), St. Ursula (25 points-15 rebounds), Milford (23 points-12 rebounds), Turpin (17 points-10 rebounds) and Anderson (16 points-11 rebounds).
Her junior year, she averaged 16.8 ppg.-8.3 rpg-2.9 spg.-1.4 bpg.
She was named 1st team all-ECC for the second time, 2nd team all-city, 1st team all-District 16 and honorable mention all-Ohio. She led the ECC in scoring her sophomore year, averaging 15.6 ppg., and has led the conference in steals the past two seasons. Her club team is Kentucky Premier EYBL.
A middle hitter in volleyball, this past season for the 20-5 ECC co-champs she had 223 kills (3rd in the ECC), 88 blocks (2nd in the ECC) and 35 digs.
She was named 1st team all-ECC and 2nd team all-district.
Jillian has athletic bloodlines. Her father Jonathan was a collegiate All-American in football and mother Kristi (Kinne) Hayes was a collegiate All-American in basketball. Brother Jaxson Hayes, a Moeller star who played basketball at the University of Texas, now plays for the NBA New Orleans Pelicans.
A National Honor Society student who is active in community service, Jillian will play basketball collegiately at the University of Cincinnati.
Her favorite athlete is Wilma Rudolph, favorite entertainer is Gary Owen, favorite book is The Hate You Give, favorite movie is Like Mike and most-like-to-meet is Rihanna.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Jillian is not only a fantastic ballplayer, she's a great leader! She will absolutely be a difference maker in this world beyond Basketball!"
— Darnell Parker, Basketball Coach