Deandre Ayton, born July 23, 1998, is a Bahamian basketball player who played college basketball for Arizona Wildcats and was drafted #1 overall by the Phoenix Suns.
Prior to college, Ayton was a consensus five-star prospect in the Class of 2017 and was selected as a McDonald’s All-American.
Ayton was drafted into the NBA on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Just days before being drafted into the league, Ayton was one of many top prospects to sign an endorsement deal with PUMA.
Deandre Ayton Net Worth 2019: $33 Million
Deandre Ayton, the first overall pick the in NBA Draft, will sign a 5-year-deal worth approximately $33 million. About $15 million of that money is guaranteed during his first two years.
Prior to the draft, Ayton signed an endorsement deal with PUMA, although the details of his contract have not been disclosed.
Early Life (1998-2016)
Ayton was born to Alvin and Andrea Ayton in Nassau, Bahamas before moving to San Diego, California, when he was a kid.
Ayton attended Balboa City School in San Diego, California and started on the varsity basketball team for two years.
As a junior in 2015–16, he transferred Hillcrest Prep Academy in Phoenix, Arizona to finish his high school career.
During his senior season (2016-17), Ayton led Hillcrest to a 33-6 record while averaging 26 points and 15 rebounds.
College Career (2016-2018)
Ayton was considered the top player in the 2017 recruiting class by multiple big-name outlets such as Rivals, ESPN, and Scout.
On September 6, 2016, DeAndre committed to play for the Arizona Wildcats.
Ayton made his debut with the University of Arizona on November 10, 2017, scoring 19 points to go along with 12 rebounds.
Following Arizona’s loss in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, Ayton declared for the NBA draft.
After his freshman season at the University of Arizona, Ayton was named both the Pac-12’s Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year. He was also named to the All Pac-12 first team and All Pac-12 first team in the Associated Press.
Ayton was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the #1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
After a 6-game break due to a sprained left ankle, DeAndre Ayton is all set to start in the game against Hawks.