Payton Pritchard Basketball Camp due at West Linn
One of West Linn's best is coming home.
Lions' legend Payton Pritchard — a member of the Boston Celtics — will be back in town to help run the annual Payton Pritchard Basketball Camp at West Linn High School at the end of June and mid-July.
The Payton Pritchard Basketball Camp will focus on ballhandling, breakdown moves, shooting fundamentals, defense and scrimmaging. Campers will also take away tools and drills that will help them get better on their own.
Pritchard will be on hand to demonstrate drills, sign autographs, participate in a Q&A session and take pictures with the campers. Each camper will get a T-shirt and have the chance to purchase a camp sweatshirt.
The event costs $300 per camper. Camp date are set from: June 27-29, with players ages 12-17 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and ages 8-12 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.; and July 11-13, with players ages 12-17 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and ages 8-12 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Campers should bring a basketball (each camper should make sure their name is on the ball) and a water bottle. Space is limited so campers are encouraged to sign up early by clicking here.
Camp directors are: Terry Pritchard and Eric Viuhkola. Pritchard is the founder of AAU Club Team FAST. Terry Pritchard has coached numerous male and female athletes who have earned D1 scholarships. He played football at the University of Oklahoma and has deep experience with performance training, fundamental skill development and team coaching experience.
Viuhkola has coached West Linn teams to four state championships and serves as current head boys coach at West Linn.
Viuhkola has developed and coached some of West Linn's greatest prep high school players, including Payton Pritchard, Anthony Mathis, Will Matthiessen, Jackson Shelstad, Brooks DeBisschop, Tim Tawa, Jaydon Grant, Tate Hoffman and Braden Olsen).
About Payton Pritchard:
Pritchard won four consecutive state titles with West Linn High School and earned 2014 and 2015 Todd Pratt Player of the Year, Oregon Class 6A Player of the Year, 2015 Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year and a four-star recruit in the ESPN rankings.
As a senior at Oregon, Pritchard was one of the best players in collegiate basketball. He eventually became Oregon's all-time assists leader and was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year. Pritchard was also a consensus All-American selection and was awarded the Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard. Pritchard was selected with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.
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