In his senior year (1996/1997) at the James B. Dudley High School, he was elected to the team Rookie of the Year in North Carolina and to the McDonald 's All American.
The next four years played Haywood at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There he holds to this day some college records and he was the first player to a triple -double ( 4 December 2000 against Miami ) succeeded.
Washington Wizards (2001-2010)
After Haywood left college in 2001, he signed up for the NBA Draft 2001. The Cleveland Cavaliers selected him as the 20th pick and traded him against Michael Doleac of the Orlando Magic, which in turn sent him for Laron Profit and a Erstrundenpick to the Washington Wizards. From the beginning, he was the starting center of the Wizards.
Dallas Mavericks (2010-2012)
In 2010, he moved along with Caron Butler and DeShawn Stevenson to the Dallas Mavericks. In return, the injury-prone Josh Howard and Drew Gooden, James Singleton and Quinton Ross left the Mavericks to the capital. When he was sent to Dallas already ran his last contract year. In the offseason, he signed a then doped to 55 million 6- year contract with the Mavs. Originally Haywood was scheduled as a starter for the 2010/2011 season. But the just- fetched Tyson Chandler could supplant him on the bench. This season he had 36% of the worst free throw percentage in the league. With his team, but he moved on into the finals, where she won the NBA championship in 2011. After a total of two and a half years, Haywood was fired by the Mavericks using the amnesty clause. His contract will therefore no longer be counted against the team salary.
Charlotte Bobcats (since 2012)
He was then obliged by the Charlotte Bobcats for 4 years. You pay 2.05 million years salary. For the remaining $ 29.5 million, the Mavericks will have to pay.