Jalen Hayes returns

by Vlad Ionasc

Cheshire Phoenix are thrilled to announce that Jalen Hayes will return to the club for the 2020/21 season, after the player agreed to activate his ‘second year of a two-year contract’ clause.

Having joined the Phoenix half-way through the 2018-19 season, this will be Hayes’ third consecutive season at the EPSV.

So far, the American forward has appeared in 50 games (45 starts) in all competitions. 

Hayes excelled in his second season with the Phoenix, as he averaged 15.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game in the 2019-20 BBL Championship. Hayes also racked up a couple of double-doubles and made the weekly All-Star Five on three occasions.


  • Career High Points – 32 vs Manchester Giants on 18/10/2019
  • Career High Rebounds – 13 vs Manchester Giants on 11/01/2019
  • Career High Assists – 7 vs Manchester Giants on 08/12/2019
  • Career High Steals – 6 vs Manchester Giants on 08/12/2019
Photo by Adam Day

Jalen Hayes

What’s up Nix fans! I’m super excited to be coming back for a third season with you guys. With last season ending so abruptly we’ve got some unfinished business to take care of! Thank you nix fans for welcoming me back and I can’t wait to get back going! ??

Ben Thomas

I’m really happy that we have been able to get Jalen back with us next season. He is one of the most effective power forwards in the BBL and he has proven to be a consistent threat offensively. Above his talents on the court, he is a great professional and team player. Jalen’s versatility will be key for us this season, we know he can play multiple positions and that is something he knows will be expected of him. Hopefully this time we will be able to get a full season together.

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