DeAndre Ayton

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 250
College: Arizona
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 7/23/1998

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 1

​Projected Draft Range: Top 5

2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 1 by the Phoenix Suns


Strong finisher around the basket

Very good low post scorer

Very good scorer off the dribble

Good shooter, has stretch big potential

Excels at scoring on the move

Very good free throw shooter

Adequate playmaker for a big man

Tremendous rebounder

Decent shot blocker

Gifted athlete

Great size to play inside​


Needs to improve his outside shot

May need to tweak his shooting mechanics

Needs to improve his defense

Not an elite shot blocker

Can be a bit foul prone

Has a reputation for not showing a great motor​


DeAndre Ayton is an athletic, skilled big man that can shoot, score, and rebound the basketball.  He can help his team in a number of ways, and he is arguably the most skilled big man in this draft.  With his skill set, he may be a solid contender to be the top pick next year.



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Games Scouted:

11/10/17 Arizona vs. Northern Arizona

11/22/17 Arizona vs. NC State

12/5/17 Arizona vs. Texas A&M

12/9/17 Arizona vs. Alabama

12/21/17 Arizona vs. Connecticut

2/15/18 Arizona vs. Arizona State

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