Ayayi Signs Men's Basketball Letter-Of-Intent
April 27, 2017
SPOKANE, Wash. – Joel Ayayi has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Gonzaga University this fall, Zags’ head coach Mark Few announced Thursday.
The 6-5, 160-pound guard, trains with the French sports institute (INSEP) and played for France in the FIBA under-16 European championships last year. In seven games there, the athletic, quick Ayayi averaged 11.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists as France finished sixth in the 16-team tournament. He averaged 12.2 rebounds per 40 minutes.
“Joel is an exciting prospect,” Few said. “We look forward to the opportunity to allow him to continue his development as a basketball player, while continuing his education. He has a really bright future and we’re anxious to welcome him to the Zag family.”
“About to settle in the Lilac City, as I am grateful to announce I have committed to play for Gonzaga next season,” Ayayi said. “I believe Gonzaga is the perfect environment for me to continue to develop as a player and to further my education. I cannot wait to arrive on campus and get to work.”
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