Who is Payton Pritchard?
Payton Michael Pritchard is a professional American basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA (National Basketball Association). While at college, he played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks. He was then named second-team all-conference as a sophomore in the Pac-12. As a senior, he was a finalist for the Naismith Trophy. He was drafted by the Celtics, 26th overall in the 2020 NBA draft. In 2022, he reached the NBA Finals with the team.
How Old Is Payton Pritchard?
He is 25 years old as of January 2023, having been born on January 28, 1998, in Tualatin, Oregon, U.S. Payton Pritchard shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Lucas Dobre, That Girl Lay Lay, Peyton Coffee, HRVY, Marcus Dobre, and many more.
Payton Pritchard Family
Who are Payton Pritchard’s Parents?
He was born to Terry Pritchard (Father) and Melissa Pritchard (Mother).
Does Payton Pritchard have Siblings?
He has three siblings by name Anthony, Taylor, and Lexie.
Payton Pritchard Education
He received his high school education at West Linn High School. After high school, he attended The University of Oregon.
Payton Pritchard’s Marital Status
He has a girlfriend by the name of Lucy Charter.
Payton Pritchard Kids
He does not have any kids as of January 2023. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Payton Pritchard Career
A High School Career
With West Linn High School, he won four consecutive state titles and earned 2014 and 2015 Todd Pratt Player of the Year, Oregon Class 6A Player of the Year, and 2015 Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year. As a junior (2014-15), he averaged 22 points and 5.8 assists per game. And 23.6 points, 6.8 assists, and 3.1 steals as a senior (2015-16). A four-star recruit in the ESPN ranking, in August 2015 he committed to the University of Oregon Ducks. Previously, he had committed to Oklahoma, where his father Terry played football. In the Northwest Shootout, he scored 45 points, an all-star game between players from Oregon and Washington. He went on and played multiple future NBA stars and lottery picks at the Les Schwab Invitational throughout his high school career, such as Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown, and Jahlil Okafor.
A College Career
From 2016-17 in his freshman year, he made 39 appearances for the Ducks, averaging 7.4 points and 3.6 assists per game. In a game against UCLA, he made a deep three to pull the Ducks within one behind assisting on Dillon Brooks game-winning three over Lonzo Ball. Since the first NCAA Tournament ever, Oregon made its first Final Four appearances and Payton was the only freshmen to start in that year’s Final Four. On November 25, 2017, he scored a career-high 29 points to go with eight assists and six rebounds in an 84-79 win over DePaul.
In his sophomore year (2017-18), he was the only lone returning starter for the Ducks. And averaged a markedly higher 14.5 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game. However, he got off to a disappointing start as a junior but turned it up late in the season. Leading Oregon to an improbable Pac 12 Tournament Championship and reaching the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. As a senior, he was one of the best players in collegiate basketball. He then scored 22 points on January 18, 2020, and drained a 30-foot shot. With 3 seconds left to complete a 16-point comeback win over Washington in overtime 64-61.
He went on to score 21 points on January 30, in a 77-72 win against California, and became Oregon’s all-time assists leader. On February 22, he scored a career-high 38 points in a 73-72 overtime win against Arizona in a must-win game to keep Oregon’s hopes for a Pac-12 regular season title alive. He was also named the Pac-12 Player of the Year. Moreover, he was a consensus All-American selection and was awarded the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard.
A Professional Career
A Career with the Boston Celtics (2020 to Present)
He was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA draft. He then signed a four-year, $10.5 million rookie contract with the Boston Celtics on November 24, 2020. This included team options in the third and fourth years. On December 15, 2020, he impressed in his professional debut scoring 17 points in a preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers. In the absence of Kemba Walker, Payton was fourth in playing time through the first five games. Behind only Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart.
He scored a career-high 23 points on January 4, 2021, in a 126-114 win over the Toronto Raptors with eight assists and two rebounds. On January 12, 2021, he earned the first start of his NBA career but had an underwhelming performance only scoring 2 points in 28 minutes in a loss to the Detroit Pistons. On April 27, 2021, he scored in double figures in six of seven games in a row including a new career best, of 28 points in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In the 2021 NBA Summer League, he played for the Celtics. Also, he helped the Celtics reach the 2022 NBA Finals where they were defeated in 6 games by the Golden State Warriors.
A National Team Career
He represented the US at the 2015 FIBA 3*3 Under-18 World Championship. Where in his best game had 9-three-pointers against Poland. At the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, he scored 12 points on 4 three-pointers in 14 minutes as a member of the USA National Select Team. Also, he made the US squad for the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup in Egypt. During the tournament, he averaged 9.0 points, 3.1 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per contest, including 16 points against RJ Barrett and Canada. Team USA went on and won the bronze medal, and Payton was named to the All-Star Five.
Payton Pritchard Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 1 inch (1.85m) and a weight of 88kg (194 lbs).
Payton Pritchard’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual average salary of $2,612,430 and an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million.