Gary Payton II: 2016 Draft Prospect

Height: 6-3
Weight: 184
Position: PG
College: Oregon State
Age: 23

2015-2016 Season Stats

PPG: 16.0
RPG: 7.9
APG: 5.0
BLK: 0.5
STL: 2.5

Player Bio
Courtesy of Oregon State Athletics

AS A SENIOR (2015-16): Started all 32 games … Averaged 16.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 0.5 blocked shots in 34.2 minutes per game … Became the first two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year … Named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and All-Defensive Team as selected by a vote of the conference coaches for the second straight year … Selected to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District-IX Team and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 20 First Team … Named to the John R. Wooden Award Late Season Top 20, the Naismith Award Midseason List, the USBWA Midseason Watch List and one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award … Finished fourth in the nation in steals per game (2.50) … Finished first in the Pac-12 in steals (2.5), third in assists (5.0) and minutes played (34.2), fourth in assist/turnover ratio (2.2), eighth in scoring (16.0) and ninth in rebounding (7.8) … Became the second Oregon State player in history to lead the team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals (Lester Conner, 1981-82) … Set the Oregon State record with a steal in 38 consecutive games (Gary Payton, 37 from Feb. 1989 to March 1990) … His 80 steals are the seventh most in Oregon State single-season history and the third most by a senior in school history … Had multiple steals in 12 consecutive games dating back to last season, equaling his own mark for the fourth longest streak in school history … Had 42 steals in conference games, the eighth most in Oregon State single-season history … Scored 20-plus points in eight games … Scored in double figures in 29 games and grabbed double-figure rebounds in eight games … Had eight double-doubles … His 161 assists are the eighth most in Oregon State single-season history and the fourth most by a senior in school history … Played 1,096 minutes, the fifth most by a senior in Oregon State history … Scored a career-high 26 points at Colorado (1/13) … Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds against California (3/10) … Had a career-high seven steals against Colorado (2/6) … Tied a career high with three 3-pointers at UC Santa Barbara (11/21) … Made a career-high nine free throws at Colorado (1/13) … Had 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals against VCU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

AS A JUNIOR (2014-15): Played in all 31 games and started 30 … Averaged 13.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 3.1 steals and 1.2 blocked shots in 36.3 minutes per game … Voted the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and All-Defensive Team as selected by a vote of the conference coaches … Joined his father, Gary Payton (1987), and Seth Tarver (2010) as Oregon State players to be named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year … Selected to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District-IX Team and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 20 Second Team … Finished second in the nation in steals at 3.06 per game (Corey Walden, Eastern Kentucky, 3.09) … Finished first in the Pac-12 in steals (3.1), fourth in rebounding (7.5), fifth in minutes played (36.3), eighth in blocked shots (1.2) and assist/turnover ratio (1.7), 15th in field goal percentage (.485) and assists (3.2), and 16th in scoring (13.4) … Named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Jan. 26 after averaging 18.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in wins over UCLA (1/22) and USC (1/24) ... Recorded the second triple-double in Oregon State history with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against Grambling State; Gary Payton, had the first triple-double in school history with 20 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists against Portland on Nov. 26, 1988 ... Set an Oregon State single-game record with seven blocked shots against Colorado ... Became the second Oregon State player in history to lead the team in scoring, rebounding and steals (Lester Conner, 1981-82) … His 95 steals are tied for the third most in Pac-12 single-season history, the second most in Oregon State single-season history and the most by a junior in school history … Had a steal in all 31 games, the second longest streak in Oregon State history (Gary Payton, 37 from Feb. 1989 to March 1990) … Had multiple steals in 12 straight games, the fourth-longest streak in school history … Had 55 steals in conference games, the fifth most in Oregon State single-season history … Scored in double figures in 25 games and grabbed double-figure rebounds in eight games … Had seven double-doubles … Played 1,125 minutes, the ninth most in Oregon State single-season history and the fifth most by a junior … Scored a career-high 24 points against Mississippi Valley State (12/3), UCLA (2/11) and Colorado (2/21) … Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds against Mississippi Valley State … Had a career-high six steals against Grambling State (12/15), USC (2/14) and Oregon (3/4) … Made a career-high three 3-pointers against Mississippi Valley State (12/13) and UCLA (2/11) … Had career highs with 11 field goals and 21 field goal attempts at Arizona State (1/28) ... Played a career-high 44 minutes and posted a double-double for the third consecutive game with 12 points and 12 rebounds at Portland (12/6) ... Posted first career double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds against Auburn (11/26) ... Made first career 3 pointer in the second half against Oklahoma State (11/24) ... Made Oregon State debut in the season opener against Rice and scored first career points on a two-handed dunk in the first half (11/14).

AT SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah … Averaged 14.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game as a sophomore (2013-14) … Named Second Team NJCAA Division I All-American and voted Region 18 Co-Player of the Year and Region 18 Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2014… Led team to 27-7 overall record and second consecutive Region 18 Championship as a sophomore … Averaged 9.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.9 steals per game as a freshman (2012-13) … Led team to 29-5 overall record and 14-1 mark in Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) … Won Region 18 Championship and outright SWAC title in 2013 … Named First Team All-SWAC and made Region 18 All-Tournament Team as a freshman … Team advanced to NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships both seasons.

AT WESTWIND PREP SCHOOL: Attended Westwind Prep School in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2011-12.

AT SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2011 … Lettered two years in basketball and one year in swimming.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 1, 1992 in Seattle, Wash. … Son of Gary and Monique Payton … Has two brothers, Gary Jr. and Julian, and one sister, Raquel … His father, Gary, was a consensus All-American and Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year at Oregon State … Chose Oregon State because “I love the town of Corvallis and I want to help get the program back to where it was” … Favorite athlete is Ronda Rousey … Hobbies are “anything fun” … Majoring in Human Development and Family Science.

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