Payton Pritchard, born on January 28, 1998) is an American professional basketball player. His hometown is located in West Lynn, Oregon, USA. He is 188cm tall and serves as a point guard.
Location: G (No. 11)
Height: 1.88 meters / 6 feet 2
Weight: 88 kg/195 lbs
Team: Boston Celtics
Draft: 26th pick in the first round of 2020
Salary this season: $2.14 million
Studying in West Lynn in high school, he averaged 23.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.1 steals per game in his senior year. A four-star freshman in the ESPN rankings, he committed to Oregon in August 2015. In his sophomore year, Payton Pritchard averaged 14.5 points, 4.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game, and was named to the Pac-12 All-NBA Second Team. In his senior year, he was shortlisted for the Naismith Trophy, averaging 20.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game. He was selected to the All-American first team and was awarded the Bob Cousy Award as the best point guard in the United States. He represented the U.S. team in the 2017 U19 World Cup.
Peyton Pritchard has solid basic shooting skills and movement control skills. He has a variety of scoring methods, a good ability to combine sudden shots, and a good ability to finish at the basket, which has reached the average level of the league. Limited by his height, Pritchard, who is only 1.88 meters, is at a disadvantage on the defensive end. Fortunately, he has a positive defensive attitude and excellent basketball IQ, and he is a very good bench gangster.
In November 2020, Peyton Pritchard was selected by the Celtics with the 26th overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. On November 24, 2020, Pritchard signed with the Boston Celtics.