Report: Oregon’s Payton Pritchard has first-round promise in 2020 NBA Draft
Regardless Of the Oregon Ducks guys’s basketball group being among the very best programs in the country for several years, it hasn’t had lots of first-round choices in the NBA Draft.
In reality, only one Duck has been taken in the preliminary (Troy Brown Jr. 2018) because Aaron Brooks was taken 26th overall by Houston during the 2007 NBA Draft.
Well, appears like another Duck alum will sign up with the club Wednesday during the 2020 NBA Draft.
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Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer specified he’s “spoken with two various sources” Oregon guard Payton Pritchard has a guarantee near completion of the first round throughout Friday’s Ringer NBA Show. (Clip here).
” … Oregon senior point player Payton Pritchard who I’ve heard, this came as a surprise to me this past week, I have actually heard from two various sources that Pritchard has a pledge in the late preliminary,” said O’Connor.
Kevin O’Connor currently has Pritchard buffooned to be chosen by the Toronto Raptors at 29th overall, possibly as Fred Van Fleet insurance who is a pending free agent.
Other likely competitors are Boston (26th and 30th), Milwaukee (24th), or the New York City Knicks (27th).
NBC Sports NW has actually Pritchard mocked to the Bucks to function as a Malcom Brogdon replacement and to area the floor on offense, replacing Eric Bledsoe who has dissatisfied in the postseason for three seasons running.
Pritchard finished his senior season averaging 20.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per video game on 41.5% from three-point range on 6.8 three-point attempts per video game.
He won the Pac-12 Player of the Year, Bob Cousy Award, which recognizes the finest point guard in the nation, Lute Olsen National Player of the Year Award, and many other awards as a senior.
Last season, he ended up being the very first player in Pac-12 history to tape 1,900 points, 500 rebounds and 600 assists. Pritchard also capped off his career as the school record holder in helps (659 ), wins (105 ), video games played (144) and video games begun (140 ).
He signed up with Gary Payton, Damon Stoudamire and Jason Terry, as the only players in Pac-12 conference history to lead the league in both scoring and helps. He likewise joined that illustrious cast as consensus first-team All-Americans.
One thing’s for sure; whoever prepares Pritchard is getting a certified winner.