Payton, Gary II Oregon St.  6'3" 190 PG SR. There was a reason Oregon State was in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1990. In our opinion, the main reason was Gary Payton II. The game comes easy to him. "GP II" averaged 16 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2.5 steals per game. His defensive instincts earned him the seventh best career Defensive Rating in the Pac-12 (those stats first tracked in 1994). His shot is not broken by any means but his career 3-pt% is just .300, and he shoots 65% from the free throw line. He makes good decisions with the ball, posting a career 1.95-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. He is excellent at helping as a rebounder from the guard position. Payton II is left handed. He is an NBA caliber athlete. Payton II has a 6'8" wingspan (same as Jordan Clarkson and Elfrid Payton). ...GP II played junior college ball prior to choosing Oregon State. He is already 23 years old, and some NBA teams may hold that against him, preferring to go with a younger prospect. Due to his ability as a two-way player, we view GP II as a potential top-tier point guard prospect. We believe he is being under-valued, with the consensus saying he will be selected in the late second round. We think he will prove that he was a first round talent all along. 

See GP II vs. Kansas. His dunk is eye-popping!

In 2012 the 27th pick in the NBA Draft was Arnett Moultrie. We advised, "draft Draymond Green."

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