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  • Joel Ayayi: Excels in starting role

    Ayayi recorded 10 points (5-5 FG, 0-2 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists and two steals across 27 minutes during Thursday's 124-102 win over Raptors 905.

    Ayayi led both teams with 11 boards en route to tallying his fourth double-double of the 2022-23 campaign versus the 905 on Thursday. The 23-year-old also entered the starting five in place of Jay Scrubb (concussion) and connected on all five of his field-goal attempts, so look for him to continue serving as both an efficient scorer as well as a glass-cleaning presence for the time being.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Collects double-double in loss

    Ayayi recorded 15 points (7-7 FG, 1-1 FT), 12 rebounds, six assists and one block across 29 minutes during Thursday's 132-131 overtime loss to the Herd.

    Ayayi served as Lakeland's leading rebounder and top scorer off the bench during Thursday's defeat, and he also posted his third double-double of the 2022-23 campaign. The 23-year-old is now averaging 8.5 points, 5.6 boards and 3.9 assists per game this year.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Provides spark off bench Monday

    Ayayi recorded 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt), six rebounds and six assists across 31 minutes during Monday's 123-108 win over the Cruise.

    Ayayi arguably displayed his best all-around performance of the season in Monday's victory, as he registered an 18-6-6 stat line and converted 80 percent of his field-goal attempts in the contest. The 6-foot-4 guard also played the most minutes off Lakeland's bench versus Motor City, and he's now averaging 8.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists on the year.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Snags three takeaways

    Ayayi recorded four points (2-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and three steals across 25 minutes during Friday's 124-115 loss to the Salt Lake City Stars.

    Despite not being a substantial scoring threat, Ayayi still finds ways to make his presence felt in other ways, as he has now combined for eight steals across Lakeland's previous two matchups. The 6-foot-4 guard is currently averaging 8.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game across 36 G League contests on the year.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Scrappy effort in Saturday's win

    Ayayi registered five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 10 assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block across 23 minutes during Saturday's 117-111 win over the G League Celtics.

    Although Ayayi has now failed to reach the double-digit scoring mark in 14 out of his last 16 appearances, he's still been able to make his presence felt by doing the dirty work and digging in defensively on a nightly basis. The 22-year-old is now averaging 6.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game across Lakeland's last 12 contests.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Steps up with 15 points Saturday

    Ayayi recorded 15 points (4-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, four assists and one steal across 22 minutes during Saturday's 117-100 win over the Swarm.

    Ayayi saw the most minutes off of Lakeland's bench Saturday versus Greensboro and posted a solid 15 points on just six field-goal attempts. The 22-year-old has been rather quiet over the last month, but he's nonetheless averaged 7.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game over the last eight matchups.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Logs season/game-high 11 rebounds

    Ayayi recorded nine points (3-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds and three assists across 28 minutes during Wednesday's 133-102 loss to the Blue.

    Ayayi fell just one point short of earning his third triple-double of the 2022-23 campaign, though, he played by far the most minutes (28) of any player coming off of Lakeland's bench in Wednesday's defeat. The 22-year-old is now averaging 10.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game this season.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Finds the hot hand Saturday

    Ayayi recorded 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, four assists and one steal across 34 minutes during Saturday's 95-93 loss to the Vipers.

    Ayayi collected a team-high 18 points on an efficient 77.8 percent shooting clip Saturday, including four makes on five attempts from downtown. The 22-year-old continues to play a prominent role coming off of Lakeland's bench this season.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Leads team in points, steals

    Ayayi recorded 21 points (7-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals across 36 minutes during Saturday's 114-107 loss to the Vipers.

    Coming off of a season-high 22-point performance last Saturday against Mexico City, Ayayi delivered again exactly one week later versus Rio Grande Valley with a team-high 21 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor. The 22-year-old also paced his club in minutes and steals, and he'll look to remain an essential part of Lakeland's game plan moving forward.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Game/season-high 22 points Saturday

    Ayayi recorded 22 points (10-12 FG, 2-2 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists and two steals across 36 minutes during Saturday's 128-103 win over the Capitanes.

    Ayayi collected a season-high 22 points on 83.3 percent shooting from the floor, including a perfect two three-point makes on just a pair of attempts in Saturday's matchup against Mexico City. Across 10 games played this season, the 22-year-old is now averaging 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.5 steals per contest.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Effective in all areas

    Ayayi recorded nine points (4-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists and one steal across 33 minutes in Friday's 110-100 loss to the Capitanes.

    It was a well-rounded effort for Ayayi, who impacted Friday's contest versus Mexico City on the boards, as a playmaker and as a scoring threat. The 22-year-old is now averaging 9.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.3 steals across 31.7 minutes per contest.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Collects double-double Friday

    Ayayi contributed 12 points (6-8 FG, 0-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals across 31 minutes during Friday's 123-105 loss to the Hustle.

    Ayayi amassed Lakeland's sole double-double during Friday's season opener versus Memphis, as he posted 12 points and 10 rebounds, including eight offensive boards, in the contest. The 22-year-old figures to once again start and provide Lakeland with relentless effort during Sunday's meeting against Birmingham.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Parts ways with Orlando

    The Magic announced Saturday that they waived Ayayi.

    Ayayi played seven games for the Wizards in 2021 and averaged 0.3 points, 0.6 assists and 0.4 rebounds in 2.9 minutes. He also played in 11 games for the Capital City Go-Go in the G League, averaging 12.6 points, 6.5 assists, 6.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 31.5 minutes. Ayayi will look to land a deal with another team.

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  • Magic's Joel Ayayi: Signs with Orlando

    Ayayi signed a contract with the Magic on Monday.

    The details of the deal are not disclosed at the moment, but nonetheless, the guard will attempt to make the roster with a great training camp. The 6-4, 180-pound Ayayi played in 29 games last season with Capital City in the G League and averaged 10.7 points, 6.6 assists and 5.7 rebounds.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Explodes for 21 points Tuesday

    Ayayi notched 21 points (9-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 10 rebounds and four assists across 32 minutes in Tuesday's win over College Park.

    Ayayi is known for his all-around skills, and while his passing numbers were not on par with what he has done throughout the season, he managed to make an impact both as a scorer and as a rebounding threat. He should continue to play a key role for the Go-Go as the playoffs progress.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Sniffs double-double again

    Ayayi posted 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds and five assists across 40 minutes in Saturday's loss against Windy City.

    Ayayi was one of the most versatile players in the G League this season and he was able to make an impact on both ends of the court once again. He ends the regular season averaging 10.7 points, 6.6 assists and 5.8 rebounds per contest.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Fills stat sheet once again

    Ayayi delivered 13 points (6-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 10 assists, nine rebounds, two steals and a block across 37 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Mad Ants.

    One of the most well-rounded floor generals in the G League, Ayayi once again showed the ability to fill the stat sheet -- he ended just one rebound away from posting a triple-double while also recording double-digit assists for the third time over his last four appearances.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Posts double-double in win

    Ayayi notched 10 points (5-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 11 assists, two rebounds and two steals across 25 minutes in Friday's win over Lakeland.

    Ayayi is never going to impress with his scoring figures, but he's one of the most versatile point guards in the G League and can make his presence felt on both ends of the court. This was his fifth game with double-digit assists, and he has achieved that feat twice in the current month.

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  • Joel Ayayi: One board shy of triple-double

    Ayayi finished with 25 points (12-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt), 11 rebounds and nine assists across 30 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Blue Coats.

    Ayayi is one of the most versatile point guards in the G League, so seeing him finish as one of the most productive, stat-filling floor generals shouldn't be a surprise. For what it's worth, he's averaging 10.4 points, 6.5 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game.

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  • Joel Ayayi: Goes for 21 points Friday

    Ayayi posted 21 points (8-15 FG, 5-8 3Pt), eight rebounds, five assists and a steal across 32 minutes in Friday's win over Motor City.

    While his scoring numbers have been inconsistent all season long, it's worth noting that Ayayi has been recognized as one of the most versatile point guards in the G League. He ended just two boards shy of posting a double-double here, and it's worth noting he has accomplished that he has yet to reach that mark despite averaging 9.8 points, 6.3 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Age: 24
School: Gonzaga
Experience: 1