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

Celtics nab Pac 12 Player of the Year Payton Pritchard with 26th overall selection
EUGENE, OREGON - FEBRUARY 13: Payton Pritchard #3 of the Oregon Ducks reacts after hitting a shot during the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Matthew Knight Arena on February 13, 2020 in Eugene, Oregon. The Ducks won 68-60. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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.