Ayton On Why He Should Be No. 1 Pick: ‘Nobody Has Competitiveness Like Me’

by March 10, 2018

Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton is expected to be among the top picks in the 2018 NBA Draft.

On Friday,ย the 7-1 freshman center from the Bahamas said confidently that he should go No. 1., citing his competitiveness and drive, via USA Today’s Josh Peter:

โ€œNobody has the competitiveness like me, you know what Iโ€™m saying?โ€™โ€™ said Ayton. โ€œI think Iโ€™m different from everybody else. Thatโ€™s about it. Play hard, I play hard everyday. Got a country on my back that Iโ€™m representing.โ€™โ€™ย 

His comments came after a 32-point, 14-rebound performance in a 78-67 overtime victory over UCLA in the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament.

Class of 2017 SLAM HS All-Americans 1st-Team