Joel Ayayi

Updated as of 7/31/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

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

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 31
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round


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


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.


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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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