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Payton Pritchard (Photo credit: Bart Young/USA Basketball)








180 lb



West Linn (OR) HS

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Rivals: 5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit (#10 PG / #46 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
Scout: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit (#14 PG / #62 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
ESPN: 5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit 87 (#8 PG / #43 overall) Green_arrowup_medium
24/7: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit 92 (#11 PG / #68 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium

Last Updated: Aug. 30, 2015
Previous Rankings: 4-star (#7 PG/#42 overall > #7/#38 > #6/#34 > #46 overall) by Rivals; 4-star (#10 PG/#52 overall) > #6/#40 > #8/#37 > #6/#36) > 3-star (#19 PG) by Scout; 4-star/83 (#11 PG/#53 overall) > 85 (#9/#46 > #10/#46) > 88 (#9/#46) by ESPN; 4-star/92 (#8 PG/#66 overall) > 93 (#12/#51 > #11/#46) > 90 (#22 PG/#84 overall > #14/#50) by 24/7
Rankings at time of original commitment: 4-star (0.9829) by 24/7 Composite, #8 PG/#39 overall/#1 in OR; 4-star by Rivals, ESPN & Scout

Honors Honors

2016 Gatorade Player of the Year
2015 Player of the Year - Class 6A
2014 Player of the Year - Class 6A

Statistics Statistics

2015-16: 23.6 ppg, 6.7 apg, 5.5 rpg, 3.0 spg | Senior (West Linn)
2014: 19.5 ppg, 6.3 apg, 4.6 rpg | adidas Gauntlet - Dal / Indy / Orl / Vegas
2013-14: 18 ppg, 7.5 apg | Sophomore (West Linn)

Verbal commitment Verbally committed to Oregon

Wisconsin was in early on Pritchard, as Oregon State was the only other high major to offer at the time. He visited Madison in January of 2014 and also visited Notre Dame. Soon after, Pritchard picked up offers from Oregon, Washington, Arizona State, and Oklahoma (where his father played football). Most recently, Pritchard added offers from UCLA, Iowa, Villanova, Indiana and Butler. Virginia and Stanford are also showing interest.

Pritchard participated in the Team USA Developmental Team tryouts in the fall of 2012 and was added to the squad last spring. He plays for a great high school squad in the Portland area, and has helped lead West Linn to back-to-back state titles in the largest division. Not a bad start to his young career.

With the recent scandal at Oregon, the Ducks may not have looked as enticing as they normally would. Pritchard said he would love to stay home to play college ball, but was "looking for the best fit." And with his original verbal he did stay home in one sense. Despite paying his own way for several unofficial visits to Villanova and Wisconsin, Pritchard end his recruitment shortly after visiting Oklahoma, where his father and mother both attended and his sister now lives. But eight months later, right after Bo Ryan's retirement announcement, Pritchard was back on the market. It was only a matter of time before he verballed to the surging local Ducks.

Press Clippings Recent Press

Related articles on Bucky's 5th Quarter >>

08.28: Payton Pritchard, West Linn 4-star PG, commits to Oregon Ducks (The Oregonian)
07.26: Las Vegas: Payton Pritchard (Scout)
07.25: Las Vegas: Pritchard biding his time (Scout)
07.19: Payton Pritchard, state's top hoops prospect, wide open, but intrigued by Oregon Ducks (The Oregonian)
07.06: Pritchard decommits from Oklahoma (Scout)

11.18: Payton Pritchard, West Linn 4-star point guard, commits to Oklahoma Sooners (The Oregonian)
11.18: Payton Pritchard commits to Oklahoma (VU Hoops)
11.11: Payton Pritchard, West Linn 4-star PG, to announce decision next week (The Oregonian)
08.13: Payton Pritchard to set three more unofficial visits, then narrow list (
07.26: 2016 point guard Payton Pritchard talks IU, USA Basketball experience (Inside The Hall)
07.23: West Linn's Payton Pritchard shooting for a berth on USA U-17 squad (
06.21: NBPA Top 100: Bragg, Davis stand out (Rivals)
06.10: West Linn's Payton Pritchard enjoying his busy summer as a top recruit (
05.29: Adidas Gauntlet (Orlando, FL) (Hardwood Hoops Central)
05.19: Adidas Gauntlet Q&A: 2016 guard Payton Pritchard (Inside The Hall)
04.02: West Linn's Payton Pritchard lands a scholarship offer from Final Four-bound Wisconsin (
04.02: West Linn's precocious Payton Pritchard earns Player of the Year honors (The Oregonian)
03.09: Four Schools Working Hard To Get 2016 PG Payton Pritchard, Talks Team USA, Hoops Out West (ZAGS Blog)
02.12: West Linn's Payton Pritchard sees each game as a way to improve (The Oregonian)
01.09: Payton Pritchard of West Linn is December's boys basketball Athlete of the Month (The Oregonian)

12.30: Payton Pritchard's magical bounce gives West Linn an upset over Jahlil Okafor-led Whitney Young (
10.21: Villanova Basketball Recruiting 2016: Payton Pritchard unofficial visit (

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: Payton Pritchard Sophomore Year Highlight Mixtape - YouTube (07.24.14)
Highlights: Payton Pritchard Mixtape @ NBA Top 100 Camp - CourtsideFilms/YouTube (07.02.14)
Highlights: Payton Pritchard - 2016 PG - Adidas Gauntlet Indy - YouTube (05.19.14)
Highlights: 2016 West Linn (Ore.) PG Payton Pritchard at USA Basketball Camp - YouTube (10.18.13)
News Feature: Payton Pritchard to the USA Basketball Men's Basketball Developmental National Team - Fox 12/YouTube (10.06.12)

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