Ayton net worth
#22 | C | PHOENIX SUNS
|2021-22 SEASON STATS|
|2021-22 SEASON STATS|
Despite only having three years of experience in the NBA, Deandre Ayton has established himself as the future of the Phoenix Suns in the center position. He is a core piece that the Suns will build around. For now, let’s take a look at Deandre Ayton’s net worth in 2021 and his journey so far in his young professional career.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Sponsors||Puma, NBA 2K, AT&T|
Celebrity Net Worth estimates Deandre Ayton’s net worth to be at the $5 million range.
The 6’11 big man is from the Bahamas. Ayton moved to San Diego, California to play high school basketball.
Deandre Ayton played for two years with Balboa City School in San Diego. He put up double-doubles in 21 of 22 regular-season games in his sophomore year.
For his final two years, Ayton transferred to Hillcrest Prep Academy in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ayton teamed up with Marvin Bagley III during his junior year where he averaged 29.2 points, 16.7 rebounds, and 3.8 blocks.
He then led Hillcrest to a Grind Session World Champions where he earned the Finals and regular-season MVP while averaging 26 points, 15 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks for the year.
As a five-star recruit, there were a lot of schools knocking on Ayton’s door. Eventually, the big man decided to play for the Arizona Wildcats.
In his lone year of college basketball, Deandre Ayton was tasked to play the power forward position instead of the center position that he played throughout high school.
Arizona bowed out of the NCAA tournament early after their loss against the University at Buffalo in the Round of 64. Despite that, Deandre Ayton had a spectacular season with the Wildcats.
Ayton averaged 20.1 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks in 35 games for Arizona.
Ayton also racked numerous awards like the Karl Malone Award, Pac-12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Pac-12 Player of the Year, First-Team All-Pac-12, All-Pac-12 Freshman and Defensive Team, and AP Pac-12 Player of the Year, among others.
Deandre Ayton then decided to forego his remaining years of eligibility and applied for the 2018 NBA Draft.
The Phoenix Suns selected Deandre Ayton with the 1st overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, the franchise’s first #1 pick in history.
Being the #1 overall pick means an immediately big salary. His rookie contract with the Suns is worth $40.38 million for four years.
His average yearly salary is around $10 million. Ayton is eligible for a rookie max contract extension for at least $168 million for five years.
Chris Paul commented on Ayton’s contract situation after a win against the Clippers in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
“That man right over there, Deandre Ayton, we gonna get him a bag this summer,” said Chris Paul to Rachel Nichols in a post-game interview.
Deandre Ayton had a great rookie year with the Suns. He averaged 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds as he became the third rookie in a decade to average a double-double in their rookie season, joining Blake Griffin and Kevin Love.
Deandre Ayton also headlined the World Team in the Rising Stars Challenge of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend. He was also one of three finalists for the 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year Award and he was named a part of the 2019 All-Rookie First Team.
In Ayton’s sophomore season, he was sidelined for 25 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy. After his first game back, he was immediately sidelined once again due to a sprained right ankle.
Ayton finished his second year averaging 18.2 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in just 38 games played.
The following year was a big jump for Ayton, experience-wise.
Despite struggling offensively in the early parts of the season, Ayton was instrumental to the Suns’ success as he would help the team make their first NBA Playoff appearance since 2010.
Deandre Ayton and the Suns cruised past the defending champions Lakers, Denver Nuggets, and the Clippers to reach the franchise’s first NBA Finals appearance since 1993.
Unfortunately, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in 6 games to claim the 2021 NBA Championship.
With his year-by-year improvement, Deandre Ayton will surely receive a rookie max contract extension.
Aside from his NBA salary, the young center is cashing in from a number of endorsements.
Prior to being the No.1 overall pick, Deandre Ayton has signed a four-year multi-million dollar with Puma. He joins the brands two biggest ambassadors, Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt and Popstar Rihanna.
"Puma is pretty popular in the Bahamas," Ayton said. "I've always seen the brand growing up. [Bolt] is one of the first people I saw with the brand. It's important to me that someone I identify with and admire as an athlete is with the same brand."
Ayton is just 23 years old. He will certainly earn a lot more and attract many more brands for endorsement opportunities.
But for now, the young big man is surely focusing on his game in order to help the Suns reach the NBA Finals once again.