2018 Recruiting: Eric Ayala

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  1. Stairmaster

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    PSA kid originally from DE who runs with WE R1. Has Miami, UMD, USC offers among others. I believe he has been to a couple of our games with the entire PSA team, but I could be mistaken.
     
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    Not in 247's top 100, but I trust Ollie way more than 247 or ESPN on this kid. The staff has seen him a ton.
     
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    Kid really blew up this summer, going to continue to rise if all the hype is real... However, UConn offered a month after everyone did, I feel that has to do more with hedging bets than deep interest?
     
  4. UConnStats

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    What position does he play ?
     
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    Showing him as a SG
     
  8. eireman

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    A good sized shooting guard who played as a soph at psa when it was crunch time.....he is really good
     
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  9. UConnStats

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    Ayala is a combo guard who played more 2 this summer, which is reasonable considering he was playing with Duval.

    I will be watching to see how much PT he gets at PG for Putnam Science Academy. If he can play point and UConn is his 'dream school', then a 2018 backcourt combo of Ayala and AJ Reeves would be phenomenal. Both are relatively local and are scoring machines.

    Obviously a lot can change, and I'm sure we'll chase Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine, but Ayala and Reeves are high upside players who aren't one and dones.
     
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    It changes a lot too if Alterique is still here as well as Vital - that could be the starting backcourt in 2018 right? Good back ups though.
     
  11. UConnStats

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    Yeah, I really meant 2018 recruiting class specifically, not the UConn starting lineup.
     
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    Man its nice having a (newly established) prep powerhouse down the road from storrs... not sure who i like more between ayala and reeves from W&M. If ayala is actually a pg he has major pro upside, love the fact he's been on campus a bunch too



    (has probably been posted before, but kids got game)
     
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    Real nice looking player.
     
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    On campus watching practice today (via his snapchat)
     
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    Skills.
    The kid has 'em.
    Lock him up, KO.
     
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    He said he's single on his story, so any ladyyarders on here there ya go...
     
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  19. King Husky

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    First Syracuse, now he just got an offer from Indiana. Sign this kid!
     
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    If the kid goes to Cuse after acknowledging they're only interested in him because they lost out on Green, that would say a lot about him.
     
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    LOTS of guys came to certain schools only after said school missed on their first choice. I mean, Green only went to UK because Duvall & Sexton flipped Cal the bird.

    Regardless, I like Ayala a lot. But in no way, shape or form will he be ready to run a high-level D1 offense as a freshman.
     
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    Let alone a 2017 freshman. Love Ayala. Definitely underrated, but I can't see him even playing a ball dominant PG until he's a sophomore at the earliest.
     
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    ayala is probably better than vital is RIGHT NOW, i would easily take him as a consolation if hami is league bound. if all he needs to do is pass the SAT or ACT that seems pretty easy. I will jump out of a window if ayala and diallo both don't end up here, both those dudes are on campus using our facilities like they are actual players. you can blame that on diarra or KO, either we have to get one of them.
     
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    If he reclasses, we are out. Have a shot if stays in 18.
     
  25. UConnStats

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    Ayala and Diallo (PSA) take on Simi Shittu and VT Academy tonight. Hope UConn is well represented.
     
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    We've benefited from this as much as anyone. Donyell, Charlie V and Ben Gordon say hi.
     
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    I like the way he can pass inside at 6'5". We need someone to take those passes too.
     
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    What's up with Shittu? Haven't heard crap about him as of late.
     
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  29. King Husky

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    He got 2 Syracuse crystal ball predictions within the past 2 days :/
     
  30. mauconnfan

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    Well who can blame him I mean look at Roberson, he's an immense talent and proving it with his 7 pts and 5 boards a game.