Gary Payton II Selected In First Round Of NBA G League Draft
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Former Oregon State men's basketball standout Gary Payton II was selected by the Raptors 905 with the 15th overall selection of the 2020-21 NBA G League Draft on Monday.
The Raptors 905 are the NBA G League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors.
The NBA G League announced on Friday, Jan. 8 that 18 teams, including 17 NBA G League teams and G League Ignite, will take to the court in February at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. The top eight teams will advance to a single-elimination playoff.
The complete 2021 NBA G League game and broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.
Payton II played for Oregon State during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. He was the first player to be voted Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year two times and was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team both years.
The 6-foot-3 guard finished his two-year Oregon State career with 927 points, 482 rebounds, 259 assists, 175 steals and 53 blocked shots. Payton II set Oregon State records for consecutive games with a steal (38), career steals average (2.78), most blocked shots in a game (7) and most steals by a junior (95).
Payton II helped lead the Beavers to the 2016 NCAA Tournament, the program's first trip to the Big Dance in 26 years.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).