Nigel Hayes lets his love for Glee’s Lea Michelle be known

Earlier this week at Wisconsin’s NCAA Tournament press conference, Badgers forward Nigel Hayes went out of his way to let his heart’s desires be known. Which shouldn’t come as a surprise, because after three years in Madison, he has never done anything different.

“This year I’m going to take it upon myself to use you guys and profess my celebrity crush: Lea from ‘Glee'” Hayes told the press. “So if she’s watching this, if she hears this, hello. I’m available. You know. Call, text, call the Kohl Center, Coach Gard’s number. If you could get this out to her, tweet this out maybe, send her a poke on Facebook — I don’t know how this works, you know kids and the social media these days.”

He added an extra little incentive as well, “also, if Ms. Lea has a friend, I have a friend, and you know, like Biggie said, your friend can be my friends and we can be friends.”

Actually I think that was Diddy, but that was a little before Hayes’ time so we’ll let it slide.

And it looks like the kids on the social media are helping him out too.

UPDATE: @NIGEL_HAYES isn't giving up on his crush @msleamichele quite yet. #Badgers @BadgerMBB pic.twitter.com/ASw8D5HvgK

— Stephen Watson (@WISN_Watson) March 19, 2016

If Lea Michelle wants to get to know Nigel Hayes a little better, she should tune into TNT Sunday at 7:40 p.m. EST for the Badgers’ game against second-seeded Xavier in St. Louis, Missouri.

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