Release Date: 
Monday, March 8, 2021

Hawk alumnus Leon Ayers plays for a spot in the Big Dance

Side-by-side photo of Leon Ayers

Leon Ayers (left) playing for the Division I Mercer Bears (photo courtesy Bears Athletics). (Right) Ayers when he was with the HFC Hawks.

HFC alumnus Leon Ayers, who played basketball for the Hawks, appeared with his team ESPN on March 8 for a berth in March Madness.

Ayers is currently playing basketball for Mercer University in Macon, GA. Ayers scored 16 points, but his team ultimately fell to Southern Conference #1 seed UNC Greensboro, 69-61. The Mercer Bears concluded their season at 18-11.

Ayers – a Troy native who was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American during his HFC days – has averaged 15 points/game for the Bears for the Southern Conference Tournament.

Ayers was one of only five players named to the All-Southern Conference Tournament First Team.

“Leon Ayers is definitely making HFC proud,” said HFC Athletic Director Rochelle Taylor.