And just like that, Payton Pritchard’s career as an Oregon Duck is in the books, or rather record books.
The Pac-12 Player of the Year and four-year starter joins UO Hall of Famers Ron Lee and Luke Jackson as the only players in program history with 1,000 career points, 400 career rebounds and 400 career assists and has recorded 109 consecutive starts.
His collegiate career is certainly noteworthy. Pritchard averaged 20.5 points, 5.5 assits and 4.3 rebounds in his senior season with the Ducks.
On the latest Talkin’ Blazers Podcast, co-host Channing Frye breaks down Pritchard’s basketball career at Oregon and analyzes what kind of future the kid from West Linn has in the NBA.
I’ve seen him every day, working out, getting better and better. Worked out with him last summer, seen him develop at Oregon and become the player he is. Do I think he’s a starting guard in the NBA? No. But do I think he’s a 10-year pro, a great NBA player, do I think he’s going to help teams win? One hundred percent.
I think his work ethic, his attitude towards the game and just his ability to win, he’s going to be a pro for a long time. He’s a good, good, good player. — Channing Frye
Here is where Pritchard stands in current 2020 NBA mock drafts:
No. 46 to the Brooklyn Nets (NBAdraftnet.com)
No. 59 to the Los Angeles Lakers (draftsite.com)
You can listen to the full Talkin’ Blazers Podcast below: