Gary Payton II joins Gary Payton as only Oregon State players to ever record triple-doubles
Two Oregon State Beavers have recorded triple-doubles: Gary Payton and Gary Payton II.
Gary Payton II had 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in Oregon State’s 71-43 romp over Grambling, making him the second player in Oregon State history to record a triple-double. The first? Yup:
— Pac-12 Networks (@Pac12Networks) December 16, 2014
For pops, the rebounds was the hard part: the elder Payton only recorded more than 10 rebounds once in his OSU career, on Nov. 29, 1988, when he had 20 points, 14 assists, and 10 boards against Portland. For Gary II, it was the assists: Even though the junior college transfer is only 6’3, he leads the Beavers in both scoring and rebounding with 13.9 and 9.4 per game. Four assists was his season high until tonight — perhaps he and his teammates were conscious of the history they could make, especially considering they were playing against literally the worst team in college basketball.
Gary congratulated his son via Twitter (correct his spelling in your head)
@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