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Top-50 recruit Payton Pritchard commits to Oregon


Payton Pritchard, rated a top-50 recruit in the Class of 2016 by Rivals, decided to remain in-state, committing to Dana Altman and the Ducks on Friday evening.

Reggie Rankin of first reported the news. Evan Daniels of also reported the commitment.

The 6-foot-1 Pritchard had originally committed to Oklahoma. He reopened his recruitment in July.

Pritchard averaged 16.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, shooting 49 percent from three in the Nike EYBL with Seattle Rotary this summer. In the adidas Gauntlet with Team Fast Elite, he averaged 22.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.

One of the top shooters in the high school ranks will join a backcourt in 2016-17 that loses graduate transfer Dylan Ennis but will likely return Tyler Dorsey, Casey Benson, Ahmaad Rorie and Kendall Small

The No. 46 overall player in the Class of 2016 joins four-star small forward Keith Smith in Oregon’s 2016 class. Smith is ranked No. 73 overall in the Class.

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