Deandre Ayton: I just want to stick to the old-school big man

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This year’s number one overall pick in the NBA Draft, Deandre Ayton will bring a bit of old school tradition to the league when he puts on the Phoenix Suns vest this season.

It is a rare sight in this modern-day NBA to see a forward or center that protects the rim and does most of the damage low in the post, but Ayton has no problem turning back time and being that kind of player for the Suns.

“Most definitely,” Ayton told ESPN after his name was called out in the Draft.

“I haven’t had the exposure in college to really guard big men, or the big men that I guard haven’t really touched the ball or really do what they were supposed to do.

“I know the game is changing a lot, but I just want to stick to the old-school big man. Being down low and really trying to be dominant.”