Joel Ayayi is a French basketball player from France. He declared for the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2021, he went undrafted that year. He later eventually signed with the Washington Wizards. He plays in the NBA G-League for the Capital City Go-Go.

Player Profile and Personal Life

French player Ayayi was born on March 5, 2000, in Bordeaux, France. His father is taller than him and also played basketball professionally for the Beninese National Team and French football clubs. Ayayi has an older sister who plays in the French women’s national team and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Ayayi stands 193 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 82 kg. He is a shooting guard and he is a right-handed player.

Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 82 kg
Born 5 Mar 2000
Nationality France France
Team History
Capital City Go-Go 2022 - present
216 washington wizards Washington 2021 - 2022


He attended Gonzaga University and played for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. He played with the university from 2018 to 2021. While in college, he redshirted his first year and in his junior year, he was named to the First Team All-West Coast Conference.

He declared for the NBA Draft in 2021. He went undrafted but he went on to sign a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team waived him and he was later signed by the Washington Wizards. The wizards later waived him and he was acquired by the Capital City Go-Gos.

Career Highlights:

  • 2021 - First-team All-WCC
  • 2020 - WCC Tournament MOP


  • Bronze - FIBA Under-19 World Cup2019 Greece
  • Bronze - FIBA U18 EuropeanChampionship 2018 Latvia

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