Payton Pritchard is a professional basketball player from the United States of America. He plays in the National Basketball Association for the Boston Celtics.

Player Profile

Payton Michael Pritchard was born on January 28, 1998, in Tualatin, Oregon in the United States of America. He stands 185 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 88 kg. He is a point guard and shooting guard and he shoots right-handed.

High School and College Career

Pritchard attended West Linn High School in West Linn, Oregon. Later, he committed to play college basketball for the University of Oregon and was there from 2016 to 2020.

Team 26 boston celtics Boston Celtics
Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.85 m / 88 kg
Born 28 Jan 1998
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Fast PP
Team History
26 boston celtics Boston Celtics 2020 - present

While in college, he was named the 2020 Pac-12 Player of the Year. He also received the Lute Olson Award and the Bob Cousy Award in 2020.

Professional Career

Pritchard turned pro in 2020 and is a first-round pick by the Boston Celtics. He has played with the team since then. He signed a four-year deal with the team in November 2020.

In 2022, he helped his team reach the NBA Finals where they fell in six games to the Golden State Warriors.

He requested a trade from the Celtics in 2023 but later reconciled with the team and signed to a fully guaranteed four-year contract, reportedly worth US$30 million.

In addition to his professional career, he also plays for the USA National Team, including the 2015 FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Championship and the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup in Egypt.

Career Highlights

  • 2020 - Lute Olson Award
  • 2020 - Bob Cousy Award
  • 2020 - Consensus first-team All-American
  • 2020 - Pac-12 Player of the Year
  • 2020 - First-team All-Pac-12
  • 2018 - Second-team All-Pac-12
  • 2019 - Pac-12 tournament MOP

Medal record, men’s basketball, representing the United States

  • Bronze - 2017 FIBA Under-19 World Cup Egypt

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