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Arizona Basketball lands No. 1 class of 2017 recruit

Posted at 3:33 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 21:19:12-04
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV/AP) - Arizona has landed one of the top players of the 2017 recruiting class, receiving a verbal commitment from big man DeAndre Ayton.

He announced his decision on ESPN's SportsCenter Tuesday.

Ayton is the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2017 according to the ESPN 100. 

He is 7'1" and weighs 250 pounds.

Originally from the Bahamas, Ayton plays at Hillcrest Academy in Phoenix, where he averaged 21 points, 16 rebounds and nearly 4 blocked shots per game last season.

Ayton has been pursued by numerous schools and chose Arizona over Kansas and Kentucky.



Arizona Basketball tweeted their reaction, moments after the annoucement.