Potential #1 and #2 draft picks, DeAndre Ayton and Mo Bamba battling back at the 2016 City of Palms Classic!
The third day of the City of Palms Classic gave scouts, media, and fan in attendance a good glimpse into the future as No. 1 overall ranked senior DeAndre Ayton and No. 3 overall ranked Mohammad Bamba went head to head in a matchup ultimately decided by the supporting cast. The duel on paper was amazing as both teams fielded players with numerous HM offers. Between the two big men, Ayton scored 13 points and pulled in 13 rebounds, though he shot 4-17 from the field. Bamba on the other hand went 2-6 finishing with 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Though not exciting numbers, it was a great matchup between the two big time prospects. On this day it would be the tandum of Cam Reddish (2018) and Brandon Randolph (2017) that would lead the Moose to victory. Both showed nice strokes from deep along with tough drives and big time dunks. Reddish registered a double-double with 21 & 13, while the UofA commit finished with 13 points. Others included in the video are Jake Forrester, Alfred Hollins, and Shamiel Stevenson. The final score was 52-43.