Payton Pritchard named to national award watch list

Pritchard shot 41.3-percent from three-point territory last year

Oregon's Payton Pritchard was named to the watch list for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year award.

Pritchard — a junior from West Linn, Ore — led the Ducks in scoring and assists last year, averaging 14.5 points and 4.8 assists per game. He is among 20 players who were named to the preseason watch list, announced Monday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The list will be trimmed to 10 players in February while the five finalists will be named March. The winner will be named during the College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles on April 12.