Unhappy finalist of the March Madness, the American University Championship (NCAA), the French back Joël Ayayi announced this Saturday that he declared himself a candidate for the NBA Draft 2021.
French full-back Joël Ayayi, a losing finalist of the March Madness, the American College Championship (NCAA), with Gonzaga beaten by Baylor, has announced that he will be a candidate for the 2021 NBA Draft.
“After discussing it with my family, I decided to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA. My four years at Gonzaga have been unforgettable and some of the most special moments of my life,” Ayayi said in a statement on his social media. I’m honored to be a Zag forever. “
Ayayi among finalists for Jerry West Trophy for Best Fullback
The 21-year-old (1.90m) had a great season (12 points at 57.5% shooting success, 6.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 stray ball in 31 minutes). He was among the finalists for the Jerry West Trophy for best fullback. With Gonzaga, he won 31 matches in a row, except the last, the most important.
Passed by the youth teams in the young French team (bronze medalist at Euro-2018 among the U18s, then at the World-2019 in U19, he will try to be selected for the Draft, on July 29, by a franchise NBA: In the last Draft, Killian Hayes became the highest drafted Frenchman in history, selected in 7th position by the Detroit Pistons, while Theo Maledon was selected by the Philadelphia Sixers in 34th place.