Payton Pritchard is an American personality who is a professional basketball player and professionally plays for the Boston Celtics of the NBA (National Basketball Association). Previously, he played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks and as a sophomore, he has achieved the honor of second-team all-conference in the Pac-12. He is remarkable throughout the 2021-2022 NBA season and with spectacular coordination with his team, Boston Celtics is playing in NBA finals against Golden State Warriors with 1-1 score.
Payton Pritchard was born on 28th January 1998 in Tualatin, Oregon. received his education from West Linn, Oregon, and later went to Oregon College from 2016 to 2020. His father’s name is Terry and his mother’s name is Melissa Pritchard while she has a sister Lexiem Pritchard. Same as his brother, she is into sports and plays basketball for Santa Clara University. Payton was a hero during his school days and still being considered the legend of West Linn. He was merely 5 feet 9 inches freshman but his skills and talent were unmatchable and that’s what set him apart from his most of opponents.
Payton Pritchard Career
High School Career
While playing for West Linn High School, Payton won four consecutive state titles and achieved the honor of 2014 and 2015 Todd Pratt Player of the Year, Oregon Class 6A Player of the Year, and 2015 Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year. He made an average point of 22, and 5.8 assists per game as a junior during 2014-15 and made another average point of 23.6 along with 6.8 assists and 3.1 steals as a senior in 2015-16. Payton was named a four-star recruit by ESPN.com and was committed to playing for the University of Oregon Ducks in August 2015. Previously to this commitment, he was committed to playing for Oklahoma, where his father Terry played football.
Payton was drafted in the 26th overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft where he committed to play four years for the Boston Celtics under a Rookie Contract worth $10.5 million. Payton had his debut with the team where he scored 17 points in a preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers on 15th December 2020. On 4th January 2021, he scored a career-high 23 points along with an overall score of 126-114 and a win against the Toronto Raptors and scoring around 8 assists and 2 rebounds.
In the next game, while standing against the Miami Heat, Payton helped his team win with an overall score of 107-105 and a game-winning layup. On 12th January 2021, Payton scored the first start of his NBA career but had an underwhelming performance with only 2 points in 28 minutes with a loss in hand while standing against the Detroit Pistons. This performance came at the beginning of the stages which made Payton struggle with his impactful performance. Later he made a career-best while scoring 28 points in a game while standing against Oklahoma City Thunder on 27th April 2021.
Payton Pritchard Biography
|Real Name||Payton Michael Pritchard|
|Birth Date||28 January 1998|
|Age (as of 2022)||24 Years|
|Birth Place||Tualatin, Oregon, United States|
|College||University of Oregon|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 185 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 88 kg – in Pounds – 195 lbs|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
|Who is his girlfriend?||Lucy Charter|
Payton Pritchard is romantically involved with Lucy Charter, who is best known for being connected with the player, who had his NBA career start back in 2020. Lucy is a young, dynamic, and American woman who is said to be living in Oregon, Hawaii. According to her Instagram profile, she describes herself as a writer. Payton and Lucy have been spotted many times in the public and once went on a trip together before Payton was signed by the NBA. He is also connected with Lucy’s cousin as he attended the wedding of her cousin.
Payton Pritchard Net Worth
Payton Pritchard signed a contract worth $10 million with the Boston Celtics after getting drafted by the NBA Draft 2020. Seeing his contractual commitments, it can be said that Payton’s estimated net worth can be as high as $4 million.
- Back in 2015, Payton represented the US at the 2015 FIBA 3×3 Under-18 World Championship, where his team stood against Poland and he had 9 three-pointers.
- Payton also appeared in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup in Egypt, where he averaged 9 points, 3.1 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per contest during the tournament.
- Pritchard and Anthony Mathis both share a long-time family bond like brothers. According to Anthony’s description in one of his interviews, there was a time when Anthony’s mother moved out of the city and Anthony used to live with Payton.
- Payton’s parents legally became the guardians of Anthony while he was in sixth grade and the two boys lived together sharing the same high school- West Linn High School. Later, Payton and Anthony lived like brothers and shared a strong bond since their childhood.