Ayo Dosunmu is an elite student-athlete in the class of 2018 currently attending Morgan Park in Chicago, Illinois. After torching the 16U EYBL circuit with Mac Irvin, Dosunmu now runs with the 17s and his stellar play in his first weekend of action has the attention of high major coaches. Averaging, 16 ppg on 49 FG%, 56 3PT%, 4.8 rpg, and 3 apg through 4 games, the 6’3″ guard is well on his way to vaulting past his 3 star ranking across the various recruiting outlets. On the hardwood, Ayo is known for his athleticism, length,and feel but off the court, he is a diligent student with aspirations of obtaining a bachelors degree in communications.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: You’re running with Mac Irvin 17s after playing with the 16u on the EYBL circuit, can you tell us how things are going for the team and you individually?
AD: Things are going well for the team. We finished 2-2 in Virginia. We are looking to improve even more in Atlanta to a complete our ultimate goal of making Peach Jam. For me, 17u is fun. It is a much faster pace game then the 16u level.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar and what parts of your game do you emphasize in improving?
AD: I’m an athletic point guard who likes to score and also get my team involved. I love to get out in transition and get easy baskets. My ball handling and shooting is the parts of my game that I work on the most.
EM: Do you study or pattern your game after any college or pro players?
AD: I like to model my game after Kyrie Irving. I love his offensive moves and combo moves.
EM: What motivates you on the hardwood?
AD: My dad taught me basketball at an early age. He really motivated me to play basketball.
EM: I read you are of Nigerian descent? What are your thoughts on Nigerians like Victor Oladipo making waves in basketball?
AD: Yes I am Yoruba, and Victor Oladipo is a fantastic basketball player and I really like his game.
EM: Is there any significance to your name?
AD: Yes, there is a lot of significance in my name. I was named after my father and grandfather. Quamdeen which is my first name means to go forward and Ayo means joy.
EM: Are you open to playing for the Nigerian national team?
AD: No plans yet to play on their national team, taking it day by day, just playing the game. Although, I’m open to play on either US national team or Nigerian national team.
I would say Ayo Dosunmu's (2018) first three games in the Nike EYBL have gone well. pic.twitter.com/n7v8MCTwTS
— Trevor Andershock (@INBBallSource) May 15, 2016
2018 PG Ayo Dosunmu had 25pts, 5rebs and 3ast in his Debut on #MacIrvinFire 17u..
— Mac Irvin Fire (@TheMacIrvinFire) May 14, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
EM: If any idea, what do you plan to major in when attending college?
AD: I would like to major in communications.
EM: What music/songs do you listen to before a game?
AD: I like to listen to Jay Z before games.
Ayo Dosunmu has an effortless flow to his game. Natural athlete & playmaker. Working on his jumper but has buried a handful of treys.
— Derek Piper (@DPiperScout) May 7, 2016
Had the chance to watch @TheMacIrvinFire 2018 PG Ayo Dosunmu. Really unselfish. Passes like his mind is a step ahead of everyone else.
— Luke Srodulski (@lsrodulski) May 7, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered you?
AD: UIC, SMU, Illinois, Texas A&M.
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered:
AD: Northwestern , Georgia Tech , Wisconsin , Oklahoma and Ohio St.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
AD: Not as of today!
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
AD: Number one is education. Also, stability with the coaching staff, and the opportunity to play my game. Winning is big also. I love to win lol!
Ayo Dosunmu has the potential to be a really special player. Size, talent, smarts. All the ingredients are there.
— Michael O'Brien (@michaelsobrien) May 4, 2016
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 15, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
AD: On the court, I want to be the best player I could be. Off the court, I want to be a educated and responsible person who makes my parents proud.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
AD: My advise to the younger youth on the court is to just stay in the gym and never become satisfied. Off the court, stay on top of your grades and listen to your parents.
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