Deandre Ayton is a professional basketball player from the Bahamas. He plays in the National Basketball Association for the Portland Trail Blazers. He also used to play for the Phoenix Suns.

He was drafted into the NBA in 2018 and in his rookie year, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Deandre Edoneille Chidike Ayton was born in Nassau in the Bahamas. His mother is Bahamian and Jamaican and his father is of Nigerian Descent. He moved to the United States to play high school basketball.

Team 227 portland trail blazers Portland Trail Blazers
Position Center
Height / weight 2.11 m / 113 kg
Born 23 Jul 1998
Nationality Bahamas Bahamas
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname DominAyton
Team History
227 portland trail blazers Portland 2023 - present
232 phoenix suns Phoenix 2018 - 2023

He was born on July 23, 1998. He stands 211 cm tall and his last listed weight was 113 kg. He plays center and he shoots with his right hand.

In 2021, he had his first child – Deandre Ayton, Jr.

High School and College Career

He attended Balboa before moving to Hillcrest Prep Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. While at Hillcrest, he was a team member with Marvin Bagley III. He helped lead his team to a number of victories. He also played in the Nike Hoop Summit in 2016.

While in high school, he was named a McDonald’s All-American in 2017.

He received a number of College Offers before eventually committing to play for the University of Arizona.

In 2018, he received the Karl Malone Award and he was also named as the Most Valuable Player and the Freshman of the Year for Pac-12. He has also been named a Consensus First-Team All-American.

NBA Career

He declared for the NBA in 2018 and was drafted by the Phoenix Suns during that year’s NBA Draft. He was their first overall pick in the first round. He made a record for being the first player to be picked first overall for a team from the same state where he played college and high school basketball.

He signed a contract with them in July and he made his debut in the NBA Summer League in the same month before he eventually debuted in the regular season in October. In his first year with the Suns, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

In the following season, he was suspended from 25 games when he tested positive for a restricted drug. In the 2020-21 season, he made his Playoff debut against the Los Angeles Lakers.

In 2023, he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Career Highlights

  • 2019 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2018 - Consensus first-team All-American
  • 2018 - Karl Malone Award
  • 2018 - Pac-12 Player of the Year
  • 2018 - First-team All-Pac-12
  • 2018 - Pac-12 Freshman of the Year
  • 2018 - Pac-12 tournament MOP
  • 2017 - McDonald’s All-American

People Ask

Where is Deandre Ayton from?

He was born in Nassau, Bahamas and he is of Nigerian, Jamaican, and Bahamian heritage.

How tall is Deandre Ayton?

He is 213 cm or 7 feet tall.

When was Deandre Ayton drafted into the NBA?

He was selected in the 1st round of the 2018 NBA Draft and he was the 1st overall pick, selected by the Phoenix Suns.

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