Payton Pritchard

  • Guard
  •  6-0 / 183 cms
  •  170 lbs / 77
  •  West Linn H.S. ‘16
  •  West Linn, Ore.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on May 28, 2013.
  • Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School Honors

  • 2013 All-Three Rivers League second team.

High School Notes

  • Attends West Linn High School (Ore.), where as a freshman in 2012-13, he aided the Lions to a 23-6 record and the Oregon Class 6A state title; started 23 of 29 games and averaged 11.3 ppg., 2.7 rpg.,
    9.1 apg. and 2.0 spg.
  • Recorded single-game bests of 27 points, seven rebounds and 16 assists during his freshman campaign.
  • Also plays football.

Personal Notes

  • Born on Jan. 1, 1998, in Tualatin, Ore., and goes by the nickname PayPay.
  • Son of Melissa and Terry Pritchard, has one brother, Anthony Mathis (16), and two sisters, Lexie Pritchard (13) and Taylor Pritchard (22).
  • Father played football and mother competed in gymnastics at the University of Oklahoma; aunt, Lisa Griffith, played basketball at the University of Arizona.
  • Grandfather, Larry Griffith, served in the U.S. Navy.
  • Is a member of his school’s honor roll and boasts a 3.8 GPA.
  • Started playing basketball when he was 5 years old.
  • Tweets under the handle @fastpp3.

The Inside Scoop

  • Memorable moments from the 2012 Olympics were watching the U.S. Oympic Men’s Basketball Team winning gold and how they played as a team. Also, Michael Phelps breaking the record for Olympic medals won.
  • Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team: Chris Paul because, “I like the way he runs the team and gets everyone involved.”
  • Plans on majoring in: finance and marketing.
  • If he could drive anything, it would be: a Range Rover.
  • Favorite Twitter account to follow: @usabasketball.
  • Top five movies of all time: Glory Road, Stomp the Yard, Blindside, Warrior and Remember the Titans.
  • Favorite sports magazine: ESPN The Magazine.
  • Pregame meal: chicken and rice.
  • Has a male dog named Briggs.
  • Favorite app: Snapchat.
  • Favorite sports other than basketball: football and golf.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Dwyane Wade.
  • Favorite team: Miami Heat.
  • Favorite Olympian: Dwyane Wade.
  • Most played song on his iPod: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
  • Best player ever faced: Aaron Gordon.
  • Most impressive person ever met: Brian Grant because, “His strength is impressive in his fight against Parkinson's disease.”
  • Would compare his game to: Chris Paul.
  • This right-hander wears No. 3 because: his aunt wore it, and Dwayne Wade also wears it.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: hanging out with friends.
  • Most people don’t know: he likes to hang out with his two-year-old cousin, Ziggy.
  • Superstitions: he takes a shower before every game.
  • Has traveled out of the U.S. to Spain in 2010 and 2011.