For the first time in program history, Oregon men’s basketball has a first-team consensus All-American in their house.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Tuesday that Ducks senior guard Payton Pritchard has been named to the All-American first team.
Pritchard also took home an AP first team All-America nod on Friday, the first in program history. Oregon had four previous players make AP All-America honors, Dillion Brooks the most recent in 2017, but Pritchard was the first to receive first-team honors. Along with his first-team honors from Sporting News, Pritchard has been given the designation from three of four official teams.
Less than 24 hours earlier, Pritchard was named second team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and first team All-District 19 by the NABC.
In 2019, Pritchard averaged 20.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists while leading the Ducks to a Pac-12 regular-season title. He was just one of three players nationally to average 20 points, four rebounds and five assists.
He capped off his career at Oregon as the school record holder in assists with 659, wins with 105, games played with 144, and games started with 140. His 1,938 career points are fourth all-time in program history.
Pritchard could add another notch to his belt with the honor of Naismith Player of the Year. He is a finalist for the award, which recognizes the best men's basketball player in America.