#11
Joel Ayayi
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Team: Gonzaga BulldogsHeight: 6-5 Born: 3/5/2000
Class-Eligibility: Sr-JrWeight: 180 Hometown: Bordeaux, France


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
Ayayi was so solid at Gonzaga, but it was easy to overlook his contributions as higher-profile players such as Jalen Suggs and Drew Timme stole the spotlight. Ayayi averaged 12.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists last season while shooting 57.5 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from the 3-point arc. He also averaged 1.1 steals, marking the second year in a row in which he averaged a steal per game.
ANALYSIS
Positives: Ayayi is strong in multiple categories, and he enters the draft with impressive experience from his time with Gonzaga, as well as playing for the French National Team. He is a smart defender who can guard both on and off the ball. As he showed with the Bulldogs, he might not be a player who strings together highlight-reel plays during every game, but he can be a glue player on a winning team.
Negatives: In some ways, Ayayi's strengths also hint at his negatives. He is solid but not spectacular, and teams could be looking to take a home-run swing in the late first round instead of settling for a safe pick with a lower ceiling. Ayayi is not a great playmaker on offense and could struggle at times to keep up with the high-caliber athletes in the league.
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Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
18-19 Gonz 23 0 5.6 1.7 1.4 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.5 .531 .273 .286
19-20 Gonz 33 23 29.4 10.6 6.3 3.2 1.3 0.2 1.5 2.2 .483 .345 .825
20-21 Gonz 32 32 31.3 12.0 6.9 2.7 1.1 0.2 1.4 1.8 .575 .389 .781
Career 88 55 23.8 8.8 5.2 2.3 0.9 0.2 1.1 1.6 .529 .360 .776

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
18-19 Gonz 23 0 128 17 32 3 11 2 7 6 32 12 6 0 2 12 39
19-20 Gonz 33 23 969 129 267 41 119 52 63 49 209 106 42 8 51 73 351
20-21 Gonz 32 32 1001 149 259 37 95 50 64 51 220 87 34 6 46 58 385
Career 88 55 2098 295 558 81 225 104 134 106 461 205 82 14 99 143 775

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/26 @Kansas W 102-90 32 7 9 0 2 1 2 1 9 1 2 0 1 1 15
11/27 Auburn W 90-67 33 2 9 1 4 0 0 1 7 3 1 0 1 3 5
12/2 WVU W 87-82 33 10 15 1 3 0 0 3 7 4 4 0 2 3 21
12/19 @Iowa W 99-88 38 5 10 0 1 1 2 5 18 6 0 0 2 2 11
12/21 NWSt W 95-57 22 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 0
12/22 NWSt W 95-78 26 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 2 1 2 2 6
12/26 @UVa W 98-75 35 3 6 1 4 1 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 2 8
12/28 NoAri W 88-58 20 6 8 4 5 1 3 3 10 2 1 0 1 0 17
12/29 DixiSt W 112-67 27 8 9 3 4 2 2 3 11 6 2 0 3 2 21
1/2 SanFr W 85-62 33 6 8 1 2 3 5 2 10 1 1 1 1 1 16
1/7 BYU W 86-69 33 3 7 0 2 2 2 2 4 6 2 0 1 4 8
1/9 @Por W 116-88 28 5 7 0 1 2 2 2 13 14 0 0 0 1 12
1/14 Pepper W 95-70 27 5 7 2 3 7 10 3 6 2 4 0 0 4 19
1/16 @StMry W 73-59 36 8 13 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 1 2 16
1/23 Pac W 95-49 28 3 6 2 4 4 4 3 4 2 1 1 0 1 12
1/28 @SD W 90-62 32 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 2 1 3 1 4
1/30 @Pepper W 97-75 29 4 6 1 3 2 2 1 7 3 2 0 4 3 11
2/4 @Pac W 76-58 31 2 6 0 1 4 4 0 8 0 0 0 2 2 8
2/8 @BYU W 82-71 39 1 6 0 3 2 2 1 7 4 0 0 2 1 4
2/13 @SanFr W 100-61 30 6 10 0 2 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 1 2 12
2/18 StMry W 87-65 29 6 8 4 5 0 0 2 6 2 0 0 2 2 16
2/20 SD W 106-69 27 2 5 0 0 2 2 1 6 1 1 0 2 1 6
2/25 SantaC W 89-75 35 4 13 3 9 0 0 3 9 3 2 0 3 1 11
2/27 LyMnt W 86-69 31 6 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 13
3/8 StMry W 78-55 28 7 9 2 3 0 0 2 8 1 0 0 1 3 16
3/9 BYU W 88-78 37 5 9 3 5 5 6 3 9 1 0 1 2 1 18
3/20 Nor W 98-55 28 6 12 1 3 2 2 1 9 2 1 0 1 0 15
3/22 Okla W 87-71 37 3 8 2 5 4 4 2 8 0 0 0 1 2 12
3/28 Cre W 83-65 35 5 13 3 10 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 2 2 13
3/30 USC W 85-66 29 4 5 0 0 1 2 3 6 3 0 1 2 3 9
4/3 UCLA W 93-90 42 9 12 2 3 2 3 2 6 2 2 0 2 3 22
4/5 Baylor L 70-86 31 3 5 0 1 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 8