Phoenix GM speaks on DeAndre Ayton workout

Deandre Ayton isn't short on confidence as the National Basketball Association draft nears.

The Phoenix Suns hold the number one pick in the upcoming draft and Arizona's Deandre Ayton is believed to be the player they will select with their pick.

"I think people are jumping to conclusions as far as maybe there are one or two guys maybe in the mix for us", McDonough said at the NBA Combine in May.

"I know I'm going No. 1", Ayton told reporters Wednesday.

Ayton revealed that he has no other workouts planned with other teams. The forward averaged 20.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 35 games. He shot 61.2 percent from the field, blocked 66 shots and recorded a school-record 24 double-doubles. Ayton was brought in to Phoenix on Wednesday morning and had a private workout with the Suns. and general manager Ryan McDonough was really impressed with what he saw.

Arizona is a state Ayton already has history with - he graduated from Phoenix-based Hillcrest Prep before staying in-state to play college ball at the University of Arizona in Tuscon. ". The fact that he wants to be here, that's great". He's projected as the No. 1 pick in mock Drafts by ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and Bleacher Report.

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