DeAndre Ayton, the 7-footer projected as the potential No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, verbally committed to Arizona on Tuesday evening’s edition of SportsCenter.
Ayton, a native of the Bahamas who plays for Hillcrest Prep (AZ), also considered Kentucky and Kansas.
Arizona has never produced a No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, only Mike Bibby and Derrick Williams as No. 2s.
“I made Arizona home going to Hillcrest Prep,” he said on ESPN. “My family and I can benefit by going to my games. Coach [Joe] Pasternack and Sean Miller, we really trust those guys and I know they can help me get to the next level.”
Ayton compared his game to an NBA legend’s.