DeAndre Ayton RUMORS & NEWS

DeAndre Ayton

Position Forward
Height 7'1"
Weight 250 lbs
Birthplace Nassau,
Current Team Arizona
  • Arizona's Deandre Ayton, Allonzo Trier declare for NBA Draft after stunning loss

    Zagsblog "In the wake of Arizona’s 89-68 blowout loss to Buffalo Thursday night, Arizona stars Deandre Ayton and Allonzo Trier both declared for the NBA Draft. The 7-foot Ayton is the projected No. 1 pick via while the 6-3 Trier is projected at No. 57. “Next for me is finishing out school..." March 16

  • Arizona's Deandre Ayton thinks he should go No. 1 in NBA draft

    USA Today "Deandre Ayton, expected to be among the top picks in the 2018 NBA draft, said he wholeheartedly agrees with the people who think he deserves to be taken No. 1 overall. “Nobody has the competitiveness like me, you know what I’m saying?’’ said Ayton, Arizona's 7-1 freshman from the Bahamas. “I..." March 10

  • DeAndre Ayton, Allonzo Trier, Rawle Alkins to Declare for NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "The Arizona Wildcats will have to reload for next season as they'll lose some key pieces to the NBA. On Saturday night, Arizona coach Sean Miller revealed that Deandre Ayton, Allonzo Trier and Rawle Alkins will all turn pro after this season, per CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. The trio played a..." March 05

  • Why Arizona's DeAndre Ayton is the No. 1 NBA prospect for 2018

    247 Sports "Evan Daniels has released Version 2.0 for the 2018 NBA Draft Big Board, and there's a change at the top. Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton has jumped Duke's Marvin Bagley for the No. 1 spot. Why? Let's break it down. A dominant freshman season at Arizona has helped Ayton prove himself as arguably the..." January 30

  • Deandre Ayton is not afraid to be the next big thing

    ESPN "On July 31, 2017, Arizona gathered at the Richard Jefferson Gymnasium, the practice court decorated with giant photos of the program's former stars who've made a combined $1.25 billion in the NBA. Sean Miller's team stood there among the school's immortals and prepared for an exhibition trip to..." January 11

  • Afraid of Rejections: DeAndre Ayton Is a Physical Marvel, but It Isn’t Showing on Defense

    The Ringer "There’s one question hanging over DeAndre Ayton. Just on talent alone, the Arizona freshman should be the front-runner to be the no. 1 overall pick in the draft. At 7-foot-1 and 250 pounds with a 7-foot-5 wingspan and a reported 43.5-inch vertical leap, Ayton is as big as Steven Adams, and he can..." January 10

  • Deandre Ayton is the next NBA 'unicorn'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "He is taking business and finance and some general studies, but do not try to bring that “What’s your toughest class?” question around Deandre Ayton. It is kind of a standard when speaking with college athletes and occasionally will produce some insight or humorous anecdotes. He rejects that..." January 10

2017-2018 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Grizzlies DeAndre Ayton Arizona
2 Suns* Marvin Bagley III Duke
3 Hawks Michael Porter Jr. Missouri
4 Magic Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan St
5 Kings Mohamed Bamba Texas
6 Mavericks Luka Doncic Real Madrid
7 Cavaliers* Trae Young Oklahoma
8 Bulls Collin Sexton Alabama
9 Knicks Kevin Knox Kentucky
10 Hornets Mikal Bridges Villanova

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.


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