Payton Pritchard got to hear his name called in the NBA Draft tonight, as the Boston Celtics made him the 26th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Sources: Boston is selecting Payton Pritchard with the No. 26 pick in the NBA Draft.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 19, 2020
The West Linn, OR native heads to Boston after a very successful college career in Eugene, finishing as the Ducks career leader in assists and winning the Pac-12 Player of the Year award as a senior. He lead the Ducks to a 24-7 (13-5 conference) record and were looking to repeat as Pac-12 Tournament Champs before Covid-19 forced the NCAA to cancel all postseason tournaments.
With a successful college career now behind him, Pritchard looks to make an impact at the next level, joining a very talented Boston Celtics team. Playing with stars like Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, Pritchard has a chance to carve out a role on a contending team due to his shooting and passing ability.
No matter where he goes in his professional journey, Payton will always be a Duck and we couldn’t be prouder. Good luck Payton, Ducks Nation will always be rooting for you!