Oregon State's Gary Payton II notches triple-double 26 years after his dad
Longtime Oregon State men's basketball fans might have experienced some Deja vu on Monday night.
As the Beavers put the finishing touches on their-43 win over Grambling State, Gary Payton II completed a triple-double at Gill Coliseum by dishing an assist to Victor Robbins. With his 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, Payton joined his father, Gary Payton, as the only players in school history to record a triple-double.
After the game, Lamar Hurd of Pac-12 Networks spoke to the junior guard while pops voiced his support via Twitter.
@OregonStateMBB congrads to my son for getting the first triple double since I did it in 1988 very broad of u baby boy nicely done
— Gary Payton (@GaryPayton_20) December 16, 2014
The elder Payton's triple-double (20 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists) came against Portland at Gill Coliseum on Nov. 26, 1988, more than four years before his son was born.
Considering that Shawn Kemp, Jr., is also a major force for the Washington Huskies this season, fans of the Seattle SuperSonics and Pac-12 have plenty to cheer for in the Pacific Northwest.