Payton Pritchard Named Pac-12 Player of the Year for 2019-20
The Pac-12 coaches voted and named Payton Pritchard the conference’s Player of the Year on Monday.
The Duck senior becomes the third Oregon player to earn the Pac-12 Player of the Year award in the last six seasons. He’s also the sixth all-time Duck to be named the conference’s player of the year.
Pritchard finished the regular season leading the Pac-12 in points scored and assists. The last three players who led the conference in scoring and assists (Gary Payton, Damon Stoudamire & Jason Terry) were recognized as conference player of the year and went on to be consensus First-Team All-Americans.
He is also a finalist for the Wooden and Cousy awards and the Naismith and Robertson National Player of the Year awards.
Pritchard and the Ducks have a bye to start the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas, so they won’t play until Thursday at 12 p.m. Oregon will play the winner of Wednesday’s No. 8 Oregon State/No. 9 Utah game.
Chris Duarte was named an honorable mention on both the All-Pac-12 Team and the All-Pac-12 Defensive Team.