Celtics nab Pac 12 Player of the Year Payton Pritchard with 26th overall selection

Payton Pritchard, who led Oregon to the Pac 12 title in 2020, was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 26th overall pick in the first round.

Pritchard averaged 20 points per game and doled out 5.5 assists. A natural ball-handler, he can spot Kemba Walker at the point guard position if the Celtics choose not to make any trades moving forward and he earns a roster spot.