|Current Team:||ASVEL Basket|
|Birth Day:||February 19, 1991|
|Birth Place:||Dayton, United States|
|Height:||in centimeters - N/A|
|Weight:||in kg - N/A|
He starred at Jefferson High School, and led the team to a Division IV state championship.
During the 2013–14 college basketball season, Payne's friendship with Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old cancer patient, gained national media attention. Their friendship started when Payne met Holsworth during a team-sponsored hospital visit in 2011 and the two began to text and talk frequently afterward. Holsworth, who battled with a nerve cancer known as neuroblastoma, accompanied Payne at center court on Senior Night and helped him cut down the nets after 2013-14 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team won the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. Holsworth, also known as "Princess Lacey", died from her cancer on April 8, 2014.
On June 26, 2014, Payne was selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. On July 25, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Hawks after averaging 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds during the 2014 NBA Summer League. After managing five preseason games for the Hawks, he was ruled out for the start of the regular season with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He subsequently missed the first ten games of the season with the injury, and upon his return, he was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League on November 20. He was recalled by the Hawks on November 23, reassigned on November 28, and recalled again on December 6.
With the maximum allowance of four NBA players already being on assignment to the Mad Ants, the flexible assignment rule was used on December 9 so the Hawks could assign Payne to the Austin Spurs, the San Antonio Spurs' one-to-one D-League affiliate. On December 22, he was recalled by the Hawks, going on to make his long-awaited NBA debut four days later against the Milwaukee Bucks. He recorded 2 points and 3 rebounds in 13 minutes of action as the Hawks lost 107–77. On December 30, the flexible assignment rule was again used to assign Payne to Austin. He was recalled again on January 12, 2015.
On February 10, 2015, Payne was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for a protected future first-round pick. On March 9, 2015, while starting in place of Kevin Garnett, he had a season-best game with 16 points, and 15 rebounds in an 89–76 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
On October 21, 2015, the Timberwolves exercised their third-year team option on Payne's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season. On January 25, 2016, using the flexible assignment rule, he was assigned to the Erie BayHawks, the D-League affiliate of the Orlando Magic. He was recalled by the Timberwolves on February 1.
On February 7, 2017, Payne was ruled out indefinitely with a blood condition, having been treated for a condition of low platelet count. He returned to action in late March.
On August 21, 2017, Payne signed a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic. Under the stipulations of the deal, he spent the majority of the 2017–18 season with Orlando's NBA G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic. On January 26, 2018, he was waived by Orlando after his name surfaced in the Michigan State scandal regarding an alleged sexual assault.
On February 5, 2018, Payne signed with the Greek club Panathinaikos for the remainder of the 2017–18 season. His best game yet was against Spanish club Valencia recording 12 points and grabbing 8 rebounds in 17 minutes. In the last game of the EuroLeague regular season, against Olimpia Milano, he started for the first time. He finished the regular season averaging 3.5 points and 4 rebounds a game in a total of eight matches played.
On January 12, 2019, Payne and Panathinaikos reached an agreement that would bring the player back in Greece for a second stint with the EuroLeague club. On January 13, 2019, Panathinaikos signed the center to a deal for the remainder of the season. On February 17, 2019, Payne helped Panathinaikos BC to win the Greek Basketball Cup title against PAOK BC (79-73). The final held in Heraklion, Sports Indoor Arena, Crete. Payne's second stint with the Greek club proved to be briefer than his first, as he was released on March 13, 2019, due to lackluster play and the Greens' overcrowded frontcourt.
On March 19, 2019, ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A announced that they had signed with Payne.
Adreian's parents are Thomas Payne and and Gloria Lewis, though he was raised mostly by his grandmother, Mary Lewis.
|#1||Adreian Payne||29||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#2||David Lighty||32||N/A||N/A||United States|
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