Even though his historic college career may be done, Payton Pritchard continues to make headlines, even from his garage in West Linn.
Last week, the all-time winningest player in Oregon basketball history went viral for his impressive dribbling skills.
Ball handling routine coming soon pic.twitter.com/d8NhlBKtwB
— Payton Pritchard (@fastpp3) March 28, 2020
After the video spread around the web, many other people started trying the 'Payton Pritchard' challenge' to show off their skills, including his teammate Will Johnson and little sister Lexie Pritchard.
— Lex (@LexiePritch3) March 28, 2020
After the challenge grew in popularity, Pritchard released his full dribbling routine to help out people trying to improve their skills. After all, this drill set the foundation for the player he's today; a winner of four OSAA 6A State Championships, a Pac-12 Champion three of four years in college, a Final Four finalist, and reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year.
— Payton Pritchard (@fastpp3) March 29, 2020
Now after releasing his routine, we may have found the best one yet from seven-year-old Blake Swedberg. It was so good, even Pritchard himself gave the young baller some much-deserved recognition.
Pritchard finished his senior season as one of the nation's elite, averaging 20.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. The West Linn native is one of just four players nationally who led his conference in both scoring and assists and became the fourth player in conference history to do so, joining Gary Payton (Oregon State, 1989-90), Damon Stoudamire (Arizona, 1994-95) and Jason Terry (Arizona, 1998-99).
Next up for Pritchard is preparing for the NBA Draft currently scheduled for June 25, 2020 but is likely to be pushed back.
Payton Pritchard impressed by young boy's dribble challenge emulation originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest