Adreian Payne was an American professional basketball player. He was born on 19 February 1991. He played in the National Basketball Association for the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Orlando Magic as well as for several European and Asian teams.
He died at the age of 31.
Adreian Payne Cause Of Death
Former Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne was shot and killed early Monday morning in Orlando, Florida.
Payne also played college basketball for Michigan State University. At 1:37 a.m. a man had been shot. Payne was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
In a statement, Lanni said, “He was just all about life. He was all about putting smiles on people’s faces. And he was just a kind and gentle soul,” who played with Payne from 2010-to 12.
“That that was Adrian Payne that we all that we that we watched grow, and that’s the guy that we were proud to call our brother.”
Who Shot Adreian Payne?
Deputies arrested a suspect in the shooting, 29-year-old Lawrence Dority, at the scene on a warrant for first-degree murder.
Payne, a 31-year-old native of Dayton, Ohio, played for the Spartans from 2010-14 and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors his junior and senior seasons.
Adreian Payne Career
He broke MSU’s postseason record with 41 points against Delaware in the first round of the 2014 NCAA tournament.
He finished his career as MSU’s all-time leader in blocks (since broken by Xavier Tillman and Marcus Bingham Jr.) and as one of 10 Spartans ever with 1,200 career points and 700 career rebounds.
His biggest legacy came as the 6-foot-10 forward befriended a young girl from St. Johns stricken with cancer, Lacey Holsworth, who became a fixture around the 2013-14 Spartans.