Updated as of 8/4/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate defender that can get steals
Above average athlete
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Does not draw many free throws
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 is having a solid sophomore season at Gonzaga, and has put up good numbers this year. Though he has flown under the radar as a draft prospect, he could be a player to keep an eye on, as he could swiftly move up draft boards if he keeps playing well this season.
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