But father and son do have something in common: They're both Beavers.
According to Brad Winton of jucorecruiting.com, Payton II chose Oregon State on Thursday over St. Mary's and others. The 6-3 shooting guard at Salt Lake (Utah) Community College doesn't possess a huge reputation but has produced at a solid clip in junior college.
Make no mistake: Taking a legacy recruit has its advantages, and Payton II obviously benefits from his last name as well as his father's success at OSU.
That said, he reputedly is a tough defender (not too surprising) and good rebounder from the wing. The Beavers need a talent influx to compete more evenly within the Pac-12, and this week's class also includes developing center Isaiah Manderson along with guard Chai Baker.