In what has been a very busy week in Pac-12 basketball recruiting, Oregon is the latest program to jump into the fray, as 2016 four-star point guard Payton Pritchard committed to the school Friday afternoon, per ESPN.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Breaking Recruiting News : ESPN 100 No. 43 PG Payton Pritchard has informed <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNRNHoops">@ESPNRNHoops</a> he has committed to home state Oregon.</p>— Reggie Rankin (@ReggieRankin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReggieRankin/status/637368255749992448">August 28, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Pritchard, originally an Oklahoma commit, reopened his recruiting in July.
Oregon was one of the original schools in on the West Linn, Ore. native, offering him all the way back in April of 2014.
At the end of the day, Pritchard turned down offers from Gonzaga, Wisconsin, Villanova, and others to stay in his home state, telling ESPN's Reggie Rankin, "I wanted to play in my home state, and my relationship with Coach Altman is great."
Pritchard becomes Oregon's second four-star player in the class of 2016, joining Keith Smith.
Below is Pritchard's highlight tape from this summer's NBA Top 100 Camp. At first glance, he comes off like a young Mike Bibby, a sharpshooting point guard with supreme court vision.
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