Joel Ayayi

Updated as of 12/26/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

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

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

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:

Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
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.  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.

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

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