Payton Pritchard is used to placing on a present over the summer season. Keep in mind when the newlywed dropped 80 factors in a Professional-Am recreation whereas he was concurrently listening to up the Vegas Strip in Summer season League? Effectively, Quick PP is again in Sin Metropolis exhibiting his stuff.
A pair of Pistons might need been the important thing gamers on the USA Choose Workforce to take two scrimmages off Workforce USA on this weekend’s tune-up earlier than heading off into worldwide play, however Pritchard was in a position to make the spotlight reel, too.
Lower to the 0:32 mark to look at #32 break Jalen Brunson off the dribble with a nifty lefty layup:
It’s not Quick PP’s first time repping the purple, white, and blue. Again in 2017, he received a bronze medal for Workforce USA within the FIBA U19 3-on-3 World Cup.
It might need been his familiarity with this system that helped earned him a slot with the Choose Workforce. It is laborious to think about that final season with the Celtics helped. After being a key cog of their Finals run in 2022, Pritchard was the odd man out of a crowded Boston again courtroom with the acquisition of Malcolm Brogdon.
Now, getting into a contact 12 months after a number of public requests to be traded, he’ll get a possibility to show himself in 2023-2024 with Marcus Good now in Memphis. He’ll first wrap up a follow stint with Workforce USA earlier than they head to the Philippines for the FIBA World Cup. And whereas this will likely seem like a make it or break it 12 months for Pritchard, it is apparent that he has his supporters in each the nationwide program and the Celtics group.