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Hayes opens 2016 NBA Combine with two-point performance

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CHICAGO, Ill. (WKOW) -- Should he stay or should he go? That is the question that Nigel Hayes must answer by May 25. 

The 2016 NBA Draft Combine opened up on Tuesday and will continue through Sunday and the Badgers junior forward is soaking up every minute of it.

"There's been a lot of testing going on. A lot of interviews. Just really trying to put your best foot forward."

However, Hayes didn't have the strongest of performances, going 0-2 from the field with just two points from the free-throw line. 

"I think I've done alright. I think my testing went extremely well. But I don't think I was aggressive enough during the game so I think tomorrow, I do my best in trying to be more aggressive offensively."

He did have a strong Badger presence at the Quest Multisport Complex. Former teammates Frank Kaminsky and Duje Dukan and current coaches Howard Moore and Lamont Paris were in attendance.

"It's just a great experience for him to just be down here and be in this environment, "assistant coach Howard Moore said after Thursday's workout, "You know, it gives him a chance to get a gauge on where he is and what he needs to work on."

"I think next time he needs to be more aggressive, "former Badger and current Sacramento King Duje Dukan added, "I think the first day everybody is trying to feel it out, figure out what they need to do. Just find their niche. I think tomorrow will be a much better day for him."

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