NEW YORK -- DeAndre Ayton came to New York City with a chip on his shoulder.
"I don't want no doubt," Ayton told SNY.tv on Thursday at Baruch College. "This season I've got to show everybody there's no doubt that I'm the No. 1 player."
In Hillcrest's win over Victory Prep on Thursday at The Grind Sessions, Ayton championed his words with effort and production. With put-back dunk after put-back dunk (I counted four in the first half alone), Ayton invoked flashes of a young David Robinson. Defensively, he used his near 7-foot-5 wingspan to deter shots at the rim with ease.