Record-setting Rambler Aidan Hadaway stuns with 40-point games

LAFAYETTE, Ga. (WDEF) — The Lafayette Ramblers are eyeing a third straight region title after a massive year from senior Aidan Hadaway.

“He’s a winner, and it’s contagious to his teammates,” coach Hank Peppers said.

Hadaway is even better than he was last year — if that’s even possible. The Ohio University commit is averaging nearly 30 points and 13 rebounds a game, hitting 60 percent from the floor, 40 percent from three.

“He’s special for sure,” teammate Junior Barber said. “He knows how to make a team work to try to stop him. It’ll be like halftime and they’re putting like three guys on him just to try to stop him.”

“He scores in such a variety of ways. It’s not just jump shots. It’s not just post-ups. I mean, it’s every way.” Peppers said. “Mid-range floaters, free throws, offensive put backs. I mean, the points, they tally up quick.”

Real quick. Like when Hadaway broke his own school record with 48 points against Ridgeland.

“It just feels like every time I shoot the ball, it wants to go in,” Hadaway said.

“It still makes me mad sometimes with how he makes some of the shots,” Barber said. “Like, he doesn’t even look at the goal half the time. He just throws it up, and it goes in there. I don’t know how he does it. It’s like a cheat code or something.”

Could be his strict nutritional routine.

“I’m not going to lie, I’m probably one of the most unhealthy eaters you’ve ever met,” Hadaway admits. “I eat McDonald’s, Wendy’s every day. It’s awful.”

“He eats awful, then he’s flexing in the mirror, trying to tell everyone how good he looks,” Peppers said.

“I don’t know how he still stays in shape. I guess because basketball, when you’re putting up 43 every game, it evens out,” Barber said.

Pregame meals aside, the Ramblers have a record of 102-6 since Hadaway’s been on the team.

“I’m telling you, I think he’s just scratching the surface,” Peppers said. “He’s going to hit a whole other level athletically the stronger he gets, the more he cleans up his diet and nutrition. He can be as good as he wants to be.”

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