Deandre Ayton is one day away from learning where he’ll spend the next stage of his basketball journey.
In the meantime, he spent time destroying the dreams of others.
The former Arizona Wildcat took the court against a group of aspiring basketball players for an NBA Cares event during the week and showed no mercy.
Kids vs. @DeandreAyton = 💯
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) June 21, 2018
Ayton winds up and comically swats multiple shot attempts from kids in the video, crushing the dreams of those who hoped to get a bucket on a future NBA star. It’s what you’d expect from a forward who won’t let an opponent get an uncontested look.
“In-between these lines, it’s war,” Ayton explained in the video tweeted by the Pac-12 Network.
Sure, Deandre — I guess even David vs. Goliath was technically a battle as part of a greater war.
Goliath is expected to be selected first overall in the NBA draft Thursday night by the Phoenix Suns, though it’s not a sure bet with rumors swirling 24 hours before the draft. Ayton will soon don a new uniform and make a fresh set of highlights after he crosses the stage Thursday. In the meantime, he’ll have these laughable highlights to hold him over.