2017 5-star big man DeAndre Ayton has committed to Arizona over Kansas and Kentucky. Ayton is a consensus top 3 prospect and is ranked #1 by the 247Sports Composite, ESPN, and Scout.
Standing at 7 feet tall, Ayton is likely the most dangerous player in all of high school. His size is the ideal size for a big man. Ayton weighs in at 220 pounds, has a wide frame and has great length. Looking at him, it is no shock why he is the top high school basketball prospect. Ayton has a phenomenal mid range shot and is all over the glass. His rebounding ability is incredibly impressive, as his combined size and vertical will make him one of the most productive rebounders in college. Although there are many positive’s to Ayton’s game, his fundamentals need more polishing. Ayton, surprisingly, is not very dominant in the post, especially on offense.
Ayton may have eligibility issues at the collegiate level. The full story is not yet known.