Key Stats
Vital Stats
Vertical Wingspan Draft Range
N/A 7-4 10-20
  • Opinions vary on Payne, but he has the physical tools and offensive potential to be a factor. Needs to bring it on a consistent basis. - Jeff Borzello
  • Continues to get better offensively, has range out to the 3-point line, developing post-up game, motor has improved dramatically, size and length.
  • Consistency has been a question for most of his career, ability to pass out of double-teams (getting better though), defending away from the rim.
Mock Draft
  • Round: 1    Pick: 20

    Matt Moore's Analysis:

    They need more guys to do the dirty work and Payne projects as a top level junkyard dog.

  • Round: 1    Pick: 13

    Gary Parrish's Analysis:

    Payne is a great example of a prospect who remained in school, improved his skillset and thus his draft position. He's really good away from the basket and around the basket. He'll be ready to play immediately. (Previous: 12)

  • Round: 1    Pick: 26

    Zach Harper's Analysis:

    The Heat need size to round out their rotation and with Haslem looking less and less effective, Payne could step in perfectly with that role. (Previous: 23)

Player Rankings
Statistical leaders
Career Shooting Stats
2010-11Michigan State34306347247.2010173548.6852.5
2011-12Michigan State376619817356.61250628969.72597
2012-13Michigan State3692313725154.6164238.18910584.837910.5
2013-14Michigan State3187017835450.34410442.31091387950916.4
TOTAL 138276044785052.66114940.927736775.512328.9
More Stats
2010-11Michigan State34306802.450.190.3280.821
2011-12Michigan State376611574.2120.3250.7391.139
2012-13Michigan State369232737.6270.8270.8461.364
2013-14Michigan State318702257.3411.3150.5280.963
TOTAL 13827607355.3850.6760.61411187
Game Log
November 2013
11/08vs. McNeese StateW 98-56235-90-10-028102100010
11/12vs. KentuckyW 78-74255-101-14-50330410115
11/15vs. ColumbiaW 62-53339-150-08-10110110332226
11/18vs. PortlandW 82-67337-173-82-22572300219
11/22vs. Virginia TechW 96-773010-154-65-528103231029
11/23vs. OklahomaW 87-76251-60-12-4167242134
11/29vs. Mount St. Mary'sW 98-65243-102-40-0066121118
December 2013
12/04vs. North CarolinaL 65-79306-102-42-41780010216
12/14at OaklandW 67-63357-161-35-646102301020
12/17vs. North FloridaW 78-48297-111-24-40771103219
12/21at TexasW 92-783410-132-511-122792300333
12/28vs. New OrleansW 101-48297-110-03-42571320217
12/31at Penn StateW 79-63252-50-01-13710330025
January 2014
01/04at IndianaW 73-56252-60-30-0145242024
01/07vs. Ohio StateW 72-68327-142-32-43361201318
February 2014
02/06vs. Penn StateW 82-67185-90-12-23032410212
02/09at WisconsinL 58-60329-162-34-62240300624
02/13vs. NorthwesternW 85-70336-112-46-8410143211220
02/16vs. NebraskaL 51-60294-90-23-41891500111
02/20at PurdueW 94-79228-144-83-41341301123
02/23at MichiganL 70-79314-90-24-10110111200112
March 2014
03/01vs. IllinoisL 46-53252-50-10-1347200044
03/06vs. IowaW 86-76285-121-33-41340210114
03/09at Ohio StateL 67-69349-193-62-31783220523
03/14vs. NorthwesternW 67-51192-81-40-0246042045
03/15at WisconsinW 83-75177-102-22-32240411218
03/16at MichiganW 69-55296-131-45-51891110218
03/20vs. DelawareW 93-782410-154-517-170880310241
03/22vs. HarvardW 80-73304-101-33-41340400212
03/28at VirginiaW 61-59325-122-54-40552221116
03/30vs. ConnecticutL 54-60354-143-102-21893111213