Haynes Headed To Pac-10

Calvin Haynes, a shooting guard out of Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, is headed to the Pac-10. Haynes made the commitment late last week.

The Oregon State Beavers landed one of the guards they are targeting when Taft High senior Calvin Haynes pledged his allegiance to the program late last week.

Haynes, a 6-foot-2 guard, said that he had been hearing a lot from Washington and Southern Cal but settled in on Oregon State.

"Basically, the academic program and the team and the coaching staff (made me want to commit)," Haynes said. "The atmosphere of the town is really good. I thought it was a whole different thing. Getting to know the coaches and the players is really all you ever needed. It got me and my parents."

Haynes, who is known as a left-handed perimeter marksman, said that he'd like to transition to the point guard slot once he arrives in Corvallis.

"Really they'll play me as a combo but more of a one," Haynes said. "They have Josh Tarver there right now and he plays the one and the two. When I get there I plan to play the one. If I go somewhere (after college) it'll be as a (point guard)."

Regardless of where he plays for Jay John, one thing is certain, he understands that shooting the basketball remains the great strength of his game.

"It'll always be my strength," Haynes joked.

Haynes said that he committed to Oregon State late last week. "My mind can change at any time but right now my heart is at Oregon State and that's where I'm going to stay."

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