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Joel Ayayi

Jersey: 11 Position: G

Age: 18 Height: 6-5 Weight: 169

Hometown: Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Birthdate: March 5, 2000

Bio: Product of France’s national institute of sport (INSEP). Averaged 11.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists for France in FIBA U-16 European Championships. Follows in footsteps of former Zags from France, including Ronny Turiaf, Mamery Diallo, Mathis Keita and Guy Landry Edi, and current teammate Killian Tillie. Older sister, Valeriane, played in the WNBA for San Antonio in 2015. Picked Gonzaga over Georgia Tech.

Fr. Scouting report: Tall, rangy guard scheduled to redshirt, which should give him opportunity to work on his game, develop physically and adjust to NCAA competition. Has high ceiling, but youngest player on team (17, turns 18 in March) needs time to mature. Played nine minutes in exhibition win over College of Idaho.

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