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 ESPN.com. while the 6-3 Trier is projected at No. 57. “Next for me is finishing out school..." March 16
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
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
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
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
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
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
|2||Suns*||Marvin Bagley III||Duke|
|3||Hawks||Michael Porter Jr.||Missouri|
|4||Magic||Jaren Jackson Jr.||Michigan St|
|6||Mavericks||Luka Doncic||Real Madrid|
Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.
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