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Oregon Ducks' senior point guard selected to first team by National Association of Basketball Coaches

PRITCHARDOregon Ducks senior guard Payton Pritchard is running the table.

And the former West Linn High star has become the school's first consensus All-American in 80 years.

Consensus is based on an NCAA formula: three points for a first-team selection, two points for making a second team and one point for third-team status, and the top five point-getters are the consensus All-Americans.

On Tuesday, Pritchard was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches' first team.

It was the fourth and final such listing; Pritchard already was picked first team by The Associated Press and the Sporting News and was a second-team choice of the United States Basketball Writers Association.

In 1940, Oregon's John Dick, after having led the Ducks to the 1939 NCAA championship, also was a consensus All-American.

Other UO consensus first-teamers: EddieDurno, 1921; Hugh Latham, 1924; Algot Westergren, 1926; and Urgel Wintermute, 1939.

Four other Ducks have been consensus second-team All-Americans: Ron Lee in 1975, Greg Ballard in 1978, Luke Jackson in 2004 and Dillon Brooks in 2017. Lee was a first-team NABC selection in 1975.

Pritchard remains one of five finalists for the Naismith Trophy and the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year ward. He also is one of 15 on the Wooden Award National Ballot and one of 12 Oscar Robertson Trophy finalists.

The other 2020 consensus first-team players: Luke Garza, a junior center from Iowa; Markus Howard, a senior point guard from Marquette; Myles Powell, a senior guard form Seton Hall; and Obi Toppin, a sophomore power forward from Dayton.

The second teamers: Kansas senior center Udoka Azubuike, Duke freshman power forward Vernon Casey Jr., Kansas sophomore point guard Devon Dotson, San Diego State junior guard Malachi Flynn and Michigan State senior point guard Cassius Winston.


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