Deandre Ayton signs Phoenix Suns jersey with his name on it
Top prospect Deandre Ayton signed an NBA jersey and he hasn’t even been drafted.
Per Yahoo Sports, below is a photo of a fan holding up an Ayton-signed Phoenix Suns jersey:
Deandre Ayton is already out here signing Suns jerseys. 👀 pic.twitter.com/P8y7DEOSr5
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) June 19, 2018
The Suns have the first pick in the upcoming draft. And there’s a big possibility that they’ll select Ayton — the 7’1 stalwart from Arizona. Analysts have compared him to basketball legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon and Kevin Garnett, and current elite like Anthony Davis. In his first and lone year in college, he logged in 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.
Ayton admitted that he’s not the best player in this draft. He feels that his fellow prospects have more potential and talent than him. But for the 19-year-old, he’s the most competitive among the lot. As per Kellan Olson of Arizona Sports:
“I’m the best competitor in this draft,” Ayton said. “I won’t say I’m the best player, I won’t say that, but I would say on the competitive level I am the best competitor. I don’t think there’s anyone like me.”
It seems that Ayton’s mentality is simple. He just wants to win, and is willing to do anything to do so:
“I just want to win. I have a competitive level that I just want to win. I will do anything to win. I’m a player. I do whatever the coach asks and that’s about it.”