Gustavo Ayón

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Ayón and the second or maternal family name is Aguirre.
Gustavo Ayón
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Ayón with the Magic
Free Agent
Position Center / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1985-04-01) April 1, 1985 (age 29)
Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College UPAEP (2003–2006)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006 Halcones de Xalapa (Mexico)
2007 Vaqueros de Agua Prieta (Mexico)
2007–2008 Halcones de Xalapa (Mexico)
2008 Dorados de Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
2008–2009 Halcones de Xalapa (Mexico)
2009 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Spain)
2009 Marinos de Anzoátegui (Venezuela)
2009 CB Illescas (Spain)
2009–2010 Tenerife CB (Spain)
2010–2011 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Spain)
2011–2012 New Orleans Hornets
2012–2013 Orlando Magic
2013 Milwaukee Bucks
2013–2014 Atlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Gustavo Alfonso Ayón Aguirre (born April 1, 1985)[1] is a Mexican professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

College career[edit]

Ayón attended Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla in Mexico for three years of college. He was named Most Valuable Player of the Mexican national college championship tournament in leading the team to the championship.[2] Following this season, he signed with NCAA Division I San Jose State University.[3] However, Ayón never played for the Spartans, instead choosing to sign with a Mexican professional team, Halcones UV Xalapa.[4]

Professional career[edit]

In the 2006 season, Ayón saw some action off the bench for Halcones UV Xalapa as the team finished second in the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional.[5] Ayón cracked the starting lineup the following season and eventually led Halcones to back-to-back Mexican league titles in 2007–08 and 2008–09.[6] He averaged 10.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in 2007–08 and improved on that by averaging 13.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game the following season.[6] In what turned out to be his final game for the team, Ayón turned in a dominant, 24-point, 20-rebound, performance in leading his club to a 94–90 overtime victory over Soles de Mexicali that clinched their second consecutive league title.[7]

Following the 2008–09 season, Ayón signed with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada of the Spanish League.[8]

On December 2011, Ayón signed with the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA after liquidating Baloncesto Fuenlabrada with a $1.5-million buy-out clause. Ayón received a three-year contract, with the last year being a team option.[9]

On July 11, 2012, Ayón was traded to the Orlando Magic in a sign-and-trade deal for Ryan Anderson.[10]

On February 21, 2013, Ayón was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks along with guards Ish Smith and J. J. Redick for guards Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb and forward Tobias Harris.[11]

On July 25, 2013, he was waived by the Bucks.[12]

On July 29, 2013, Ayón was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Hawks.[13] On February 12, 2014 ayon scored a career high 18 points and also making a double-double with 10 rebounds in a loss to the toronto raptors. On February 28, 2014, it was announced that Ayón would miss the rest of the 2013–14 season after successful surgery to repair a right shoulder injury.[14]

International career[edit]

Ayón has been a member of the Mexico national basketball team since 2007. He played center for the seventh placed Mexicans at the FIBA Americas Championship 2007 and the fifth placed team at the 2008 Centrobasket.[15]

In 2013, Ayón led Mexico to victory in the gold medal game against Puerto Rico at the FIBA Americas Championship. Ayón was named the MVP of the tournament.[16]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 New Orleans 54 24 20.1 .536 .000 .619 4.9 1.4 1.0 .9 5.9
2012–13 Orlando 43 3 13.3 .536 .000 .500 3.3 1.4 .3 .3 3.6
2012–13 Milwaukee 12 0 13.6 .595 .000 .083 4.9 1.0 .8 .3 4.3
2013–14 Atlanta 26 14 16.5 .510 .000 .400 4.8 1.1 1.0 .4 4.3
Career 135 41 16.7 .536 .000 .504 4.4 1.3 .7 .5 4.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Milwaukee 3 0 2.3 .500 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 1.3
Career 3 0 2.3 .500 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 1.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA.com: 2009 FIBA Americas Championship for Men Player profile". Puertorico2009.fiba.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
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  7. ^ "Halcones UV Xalapa, Ayon celebrate Mexican title after edging Soles in OT". Sportando.net. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  8. ^ "Baloncesto Fuenlabrada S.A.D". Baloncestofuenlabrada.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  9. ^ "Fuentes: El mexicano Gustavo Ayón firma con New Orleans - ESPN: Deportes". Espndeportes.espn.go.com. 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  10. ^ "Magic Acquire Gustavo Ayon From Hornets". NBA.com. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bucks Acquire J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith from Magic". NBA.com. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Bucks Request Waivers on Gustavo Ayon". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 25, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ "HAWKS AWARDED GUSTAVO AYON OFF WAIVERS". NBA.com. July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  14. ^ "GUSTAVO AYON INJURY UPDATE". NBA.com. February 28, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  15. ^ "FIBA.com: 2009 FIBA Americas Championship for Men Player profile". Puertorico2009.fiba.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  16. ^ "FIBA Americas 2013 championship results: Mexico takes FIBA Americas title with thrilling win over Puerto Rico". SBNation.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 

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