In trying to catch up on some of the highlights of Pritchard, I can definitely see the FVV comparisons. He has that same attitude and toughness, too, which is impressive for a guy his size. As for his actual size, I think he just makes it into the range of acceptable rather than detriment.
I see him as clearly a replacement for Edwards and maybe even Wanamaker and Waters. Edwards got hot in the NCAA tourney last season, while Pritchard held his production all season and he seems to be mostly better at everything, too. It'll be interesting to see how he pans out and what kind of minutes he'll get. His one detriment is his age, but at least we should see what we have right away.