Joel Ayayi

Updated as of 4/6/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 180
College: Gonzaga
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Birthdate: 3/5/2000

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 33
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

Decent shooter
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid playmaker
Very good rebounder
Decent defender that can get steals
Above average athlete

Cons:

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

Summary:

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.

Links:

RealGM Profile
Tankathon Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile

Games Scouted:

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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