01/28/14: "Ayton has shown the best long-term ceiling of any prospect in the 2017 class to date. His potential is truly limitless. Ayton's improvement since moving to the United States from the Bahamas as a seventh grader has been remarkable. His hands and wingspan are weapons on both ends and he's shown growth with his face-up abilities. Developoing a back to the basket game is the next necessary step." -Spencer Pulliam
07/12/13: "Right now, DeAndre is the best prospect in the class of 2017, and it's not even close. He has professional size, and his skills are rapidly catching up to his frame. He is extremely athletic and runs the floor for easy scoring opportunities. Great shot-blocker, and can score with ease anywhere on the floor." -Jason Pratt
2/03/2014 by Jason Pratt – The 2017 class is now more than halfway through their freshman year of high school. What have we learned so far about the talent within the group?
3/29/2013 by Jason Pratt – California native DeAndre Ayton is the king of the updated 2017 rankings followed by #2 Jarred Vanderbilt out of Houston, TX.