Deandre Ayton made history tonight with his first overall selection of the NBA draft, going to the Phoenix Suns.
He becomes Arizona’s highest draft choice in school history. Mike Bibby went No. 2 in 1998 (selected by Sacramento) and Derrick Williams was the second pick in 2011 (chosen by Minnesota).
The following are the initial Twitter reactions of Phoenix’s historic selection of Arizona’s Pac-12 Player of the Year:
"With the first pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns select…
Deandre Ayton!" pic.twitter.com/PAfFmIVEq9
From the Suns: pic.twitter.com/JGAV6aNqP0
Deandre Ayton is the first player from the University of Arizona to be selected No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft. pic.twitter.com/dfzjBjSgWz
If you question Ayton's motor, go back and watch the Oregon game. For as good as he was this season, he really found another gear late in the season. #Monster
Ayton Goes No. 1 to the Phoenix Suns https://t.co/qFGXOfCadr
Deandre Ayton being the No. 1 pick is just more confirmation that Arizona fans saw something special this season at McKale Center:https://t.co/it7pzCTygC
When @DeandreAyton did one of his first interviews, @Ensor and I talked to him about the "Who is the best player?" question. Said let others say it, just handle your business. He said, "But I am" and we just looked at each other like, "Yes, yes you are." It was plain to see.
Welcome to Phoenix, Deandre Ayton.👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂👈 pic.twitter.com/nOMduUg4ac
UA coach Sean Miller hanging out at Deandre Ayton’s table. No sweating this one … pic.twitter.com/xBx6LFYRDg
“I could see a little Shaq and Kobe 2.0” — Deandre Ayton pic.twitter.com/aW1jncOoOa
Whoa … a little rubbing it in by Buffalo … https://t.co/xFswShj7Ki
Arizona coach Sean Miller enjoys a conversation with Deandre Ayton’s stepfather, Alvin, at Ayton’s green room table. pic.twitter.com/xXQA8MMTTM
I'm 99.9 percent sure the Suns won't mess this up.