Killian Hayes Bio: Altercation, Suspension & Relationship

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The 1.96 meters Killian Hayes is a French-American professional basketball player who plays shooting guard and points guard positions for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He is the son of former professional basketball player DeRon Hayes who played in France, Ukraine, Russia, Portugal, and Sweden.

From playing in small clubs in France to making it to the NBA, Killian has defied all the odds and has emerged as one of the best in the league.

Killian Hayes 
NBA Player Killian Hayes (Source: Getty Images)

This season Hayes is performing exceptionally well. He scored 17 points and nine assists for the Pistons in a 111-99 loss against the Boston Celtics on February 7, 2023.

Quick Facts

Full Name Killian Deron Antron Hayes
Known As Killian Hayes 
Nickname Killian
Birthdate July 27, 2001
Age 22 Years Old
Birthplace  Lakeland, Florida, United States
Current Residence Detroit, United States
Father’s Name DeRon Hayes
Mother’s Name Sandrine Hayes
Siblings Not Known
Nationality American, French
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Jazzmine Gibson
Children Not Yet
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Weight 195 lb/88 kg
Height 6 ft. 5 in/1.96 m/196 cm
Ethnicity French-American
Zodiac Sign Leo
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Education Not Known
NBA Draft Detroit Pistons: 2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th Overall
Awards & Achievements FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship MVP (2017)
Playing Career 2020-Present
Association Cholet (2017-2019)

ratiopharm UIm (2019-2020)

Detroit Pistons (2020-Present)

Position Point Guard
Shirt Number 7
Salary $6.03 Million
Net Worth $7.5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merch Signed Card 
Last Update April 2024 

Early Life

Killian Hayes was born Killian Deron Antron Hayes on July 27, 2001, in Lakeland, Florida, United States, to his professional basketball player father DeRon Hayes, and mother, Sandrine Hayes.

Information related to his siblings is currently unavailable. Born in the States, Killian moved to France because of his father’s career.

Childhood Picture of Killian Hayes 
Young Killian Hayes With His Mother (Source: Sportslulu)

Interestingly, Killian was born in the same hospital as his father DeRon, who was playing in the ABA at the time.

After his father played in the LNB Pro A, the French top league Hayes began living in Cholet.

His father is American, while his mother is a native of Cholet, France.

Sandrine is also a former basketball player. She met DeRon because of her sister, who was the girlfriend of DeRon’s teammate.

As a kid, Killian idolized professional basketball player Dwyane Wade and used to watch highlights of games on YouTube.

Killian then began playing for Chlolet Basket at the youth level.

He always wanted to play high school and collegiate basketball in the States, but his father advised him to remain in France.

In 2016, he began playing for Espoirs Cholet in LNB Espoirs after turning down the opportunity to join a prestigious sports institute in Paris, INSEP, upon his father’s advice.


Killian Hayes played for the Cholet from 2017 to 2019, making his debut with the senior team on October 21, 2017. He was just 16 years, 2 months, and 24 days.

He signed a three-year contract with the team before the 2018-19 season after considering various other European clubs.

Killian Hayes
Killian Hayes During A Game (Source: Instagram)

However, he later signed a three-year contract with the Basketball Bundesliga team ratiopharm Ulm on August 2, 2019.

Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) is the top league in Germany and the EuroCup.

His NBA dreams came true when Detroit Pistons picked him 7th overall in the 2020 NBA Draft. He signed a rookie contract with the team on December 1, 2020.

Altercation & Suspension

The Pistons point guard Killian Hayes was hit with the harshest punishment for the altercation between players on the Magic and Pistons on Wednesday night game on December 28, 2022.

It all happened just before halftime of the contest between the Magic and the Pistons. With only 30 seconds remaining, Wagner and Hayes chased a loose ball in the backcourt.

As the ball was about to roll out of play, Franz Wagner shoved Killian in the back, sending him tumbling into the bench.


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Then Killian popped up and punched Wagner in the back of the head.

All in all, 11 players were suspended following the incident; nine from Orlando and two from the Pistons.

Hayes was suspended for three games without pay, and he forfeited $120,781 for his role in on-court alteration.

Net Worth & Contracts

According to the Wealthy Gorilla, the Pistons guard Killian Hayes has a net worth of a staggering $7.5 million as of 2024.

Even though he is far from being considered one of the richest basketball players, let’s just say he is just getting started with his career and will be making money hand over fist in no time.

Aside from his NBA salaries, Killian earns well through his endorsement deals, most notably with Puma. He usually wears Puma Rise Nitro shoes on the court.

Basketball Player Killian Hayes
Basketball Player Killian Hayes (Source: Instagram)

His annual salary for the 2020-21 season was $5.3 million, and $5.5 million the following season.

Likewise, this season he will bag a cool $5.8 million. His annual salary is set to hike to $7.4 million for the 2024-25 season.


On November 30, 2020 Killian signed a $24.13 million four-year rookie scale contract with the Pistons.

On October 5, the following year, Pistons exercised $5.84 million option for 2022-23 and $7.41 million option for 2023-24 on September 26, 2022.


The Pistons guard, Killian Hayes, is currently dating IG model Jazzmine Gibson. Killian and Gibson have around seven years of age gap, making the model 28 years old.

Gibson, aside from being an IG model, is also a makeup artist and formerly owned Foxxi Lashes, which was later renamed Bomb Beauty Bar.

Jazzmine Gibson
Jazzmine Gibson (Source: Instagram)

Since the couple values its privacy, not much about their initial meet-up is known.

There’s little to no information about the commencement of their relationship, but it is reported that they have been together for a while now.

Unknown Facts About Killian Hayes

  • He is left-handed and hardly handles the ball with his right hand.
  • Killian thrives as a pick-and-roll ball-handler and is contented operating in a half-court offense.
  • Killian was named MVP of the 2017 FIBA U16 European Championship Montenegro.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is Killian Hayes good at?

Killian has always been acknowledged as a gifted passer. He's now emerging as one of the best young distributors of the ball in the league.

How good is Killian Hayes at defense?

His defensive rating this season is 118.4.

Is Killian Hayes a good basketball player?

Indeed. Killian Hayes is one of the bests in the Pistons roster. Almost every criticism directed his way has boomeranged back.

Pranaya Poudel
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