Flo40 Big Man Deandre Ayton Closes Career With Powerful 20-20 Performance

Playing a fourth game in four days might be exhausting to some, especially at the end of a long season, but it didn’t seem to faze Deandre Ayton. Not one bit. The 2017 Flo40 center was actually at his best, as dominant as ever, and ready to end his high school career with an unforgettable performance.

In the Grind Session’s High School Basketball World Championship Tournament title game on Sunday, Ayton, the No. 2 prospect in the class, dropped a powerful 29 points and 22 rebounds to carry Hillcrest Prep (AZ) to a 70-61 win over The Rock School (FL) at Arizona Christian University.

Perhaps as impressive as the championship, which put a big-time exclamation point on Ayton’s prep legacy, is how Hillcrest Prep, the event’s No. 4 seed, battled to make it happen. The Hawks took down Tennessee Prep (TN), 22 Feet Academy (SC), and Prolific Prep (CA) before prevailing in the championship game.

It was Hillcrest Prep's first win in three previous attempts against The Rock School, too.

Ayton, the MVP of the tournament, still has the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic to hoop in before heading to Arizona, but his final game in a Hawks uniform was vintage.

(Highlights courtesy of Krossover)
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