Posted On: 07/10/21 12:44 PM

Justin Ayubi Justin Ayubi 6'1" | SG Edmond Memorial | 2023 State OK | Tulsa Hawks
6’0” W Edmond Memorial (OK) ’23
  • Mid-range maverick

If ever there was a kid who loved his mid-range pull-up, it was Ayubi on Saturday morning in Birmingham. He habitually caught the opposing Georgian team asleep in an 8 a.m. match, usually catching the ball on the wing before tossing his shoulders and neck into a convincing pump fake, then taking a wide step into the shot. He scored 20 points in the game shooting 50 percent from the field.

The key to Ayubi’s mid-range mania is his readiness out of the catch; the lanky shooter, each time he received the ball, set his feet mid-catch and squared his hips to the goal with his eyes fixed on the rim. This detailed coordination between his feet, eyes, and head may seem insignificant to some, but it allowed Ayubi to exploit under-disciplined foes and create open shots for himself. 

The wingman also drained four 3-pointers in

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