Updated as of 7/31/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
Classification: Redshirt Junior
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 31
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Very good rebounder
Decent defender that can get steals
Above average athlete
Does not draw many free throws
Can struggle to score in traffic
Unselfish to a fault
Can have lapses defensively
Overshadowed by his higher profile teammates
Joel Ayayi is an athletic, skilled swingman whose versatile skill set could allow him to thrive as a role player at the next level. He had a solid sophomore season at Gonzaga, and played very well in his team’s win against Kansas this year. Ayayi had a very good junior season, and he is a skilled, versatile guard who currently projects to go in the late first to the second round range in the 2021 draft.
12/8/19 Gonzaga vs. Washington
12/14/19 Gonzaga vs. Arizona
11/26/20 Gonzaga vs. Kansas
12/19/20 Gonzaga vs. Iowa
12/26/20 Gonzaga vs. Virginia
3/9/21 Gonzaga vs. BYU
3/30/21 Gonzaga vs. USC
4/3/21 Gonzaga vs. UCLA
4/5/21 Gonzaga vs. Baylor
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