Ayton, who is 7-foot-1, 260-pounds, was named the Player of the Year after averaging 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 61% and will likely be a Top 3 pick, if not the #1 overall pick in June’s draft.
Ayton made the announcement on his Twitter page:
I’m just a kid from the Bahamas who came to the States when I was 12 years old with a dream. I can’t say anything about this journey other than that it’s God’s Plan 🙏🏾 Next Stop: 2018 NBA Draft #BullySeason #242toTheWorld pic.twitter.com/6f9igjMrU8
— Deandre Ayton (@DeandreAyton) March 21, 2018