#22 Joel Haywood | Guard
Hometown: Lakewood, Colo.
Previous School: Denver Lutheran
Major: Business Marketing
2011-12 GPAC Co-Freshman of the Year
2011-12 Honorable Mention All-GPAC
Haywood appeared and started in all 28 games for the Bulldogs during the 2012-13 season... Haywood averaged a team high 31.8 minutes per game while averaging 10.3 points per game, 2.4 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per game... Haywood shot 37.2% (87-234) from the field on the season while shooting 29.5 percent (38-129) from three point line and lead the team and finished third in the nation at the NAIA Divison II level with a 86.5 percent average (77-89)... Joel scored a season best 21 points against Nebraska Wesleyan 11-20-12
Haywood burst onto the scene as one of the GPAC's top freshmen as he claimed GPAC Co-Freshman of the Year honors...he started all 30 games and averaged 30.3 minutes per contest...posted averages of 9.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists...shot 40.3 percent (79-for-196) from the field, 45.9 percent (39-for-85) from 3-point range and 85.6 percent (95-for-111) from the free throw line...ranked ninth among all NAIA Division II players in free throw percentage...posted career highs of 22 points, nine free throw makes and six rebounds in Concordia's upset win over No. 14 Northwestern on 1-4-2012...dished out a career best 11 assists on 1-7-12 vs. Dordt.
Played for the Lights of Denver Lutheran for four years ... Coached by Ryan Bredow ... He earned three varsity letters and was a starter for three years ... He was team captain his junior and senior years ... Senior year he was All-League, All-State, amd Mr. Colorado Basketball ... He was also chosen to play in The Show all star game ... His senior year his team was state champions ... He also played baseball and earned All-League honors.
Born December 23 in Denver, Colorado ... Son of Mike and Debbie Haywood ... Has one older sister, Leslie.