The Boston Celtics' 2021 NBA Summer League run ended in disappointing fashion Tuesday night with a 100-67 loss to the Sacramento Kings in the championship game.
However, one of Boston's players received some well-deserved recognition Wednesday.
Celtics guard Payton Pritchard was one of seven players named to the All-Summer League first team.
Here's the full list:
- Jalen Johnson (Hawks)
- Davion Mitchell (Kings)
- Trey Murphy III (Pelicans)
- Payton Pritchard (Celtics)
- Jalen Smith (Suns)
- Cam Thomas (Nets)
- Obi Toppin (Knicks)
Pritchard averaged 16.8 points, 8.5 assists and 5.8 rebounds in four Summer League appearances for Boston. He also shot 46.9 percent from 3-point range.
The 2020 first-round pick could play a key role off the Celtics bench during the upcoming season, perhaps as the backup point guard behind Marcus Smart.