Ayton confident he'll be taken with top pick in NBA Draft

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Arizona big man Deandre Ayton is confident that he will be going #1 overall to the Phoenix Suns when the NBA Draft kicks off June 21st. He said it would be "a blessing" to stay in Phoenix for his National Basketball Association career. After the workout Wednesday Ayton told reporters "I will not work out with no other team" could that hurt him if he isn't called first.

"I know I'm going No. 1", Ayton said. He has lived in Arizona since 2015.

Ayton touted his competitiveness and talked up he and Devin Booker as a potential "Shaq and Kobe 2.0". "I don't think there's anybody like me".

The Phoenix Suns landed the number one pick and went into the lottery with the best percentage of doing so at 25 per cent.

"I wouldn't say I'm the best player", Ayton said, "but I'm the best competitor".

Furthermore, according to Newman, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough also seems to not want people thinking that Phoenix is only down to two options in Ayton and European phenom Luka Doncic.

Ayton finished his school years at Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix and went on to attend the University of Arizona for a single season.

On offense, Ayton said, "I can score inside and out". The last Wildcat the Suns drafted was Anthony Cook.

"We had a phenomenal workout [with Deandre]..."

Deandre Ayton spent Wednesday with the Suns with the feeling that this was the start of a lovely relationship.

"It's great. We take that as a compliment. And Hakeem Olajuwon, with his footwork down low, I try to really pick up a lot of stuff with those guys".

In 32 games for the Blue Devils, Bagley generated impressive averages of 21.0 points with a 61.4 percent field goal percentage and 11.5 rebounds per game. The Suns hardly ever draft a UofA player since 1968.

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