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