Men's Basketball

Evan Payne
Evan Payne


Akron, OH

High School:
Kingdom Christian Aca.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195



Liberal Arts Undeclared


Spain 2014: Learning Leadership

Sophomore Evan Payne had a breakout freshman season, and he is being asked to grow quickly into the leader of the Lions.


Spain 2014: A Big in an Itty-Bitty Living Space

At just under seven-feet Patson Siame looms large no matter the country.


Spain 2014: Back in Spain

From two different countries, Spain made them teammates for the first time, now both find themselves back in Spain with the Lions.


Spain 2014: Big Day, Big Two Month

Two months ago, Joshua Spiers had left his home country of Australia. Since, it has been a whirlwind, including day five in Spain.


Spain 2014: Gaining a Routine in Spain

Playing internationally is nothing new for junior Marin Mornar as he and the Lions remain focused on one thing in Spain - basketball.


MBB | Learning Leadership

As a freshman, Evan Payne went on to set school records, scoring more than any other freshman in LMU history. As a sophomore, he is being challenged to be a consistent leader, one who shows up at the highest level every day in every aspect of leading a team. And he is excited for the chance.


MBB | A Global Reach

Showing its reach across the globe, LMU continued its tour while sending back some well wishes as they spent their final day in Madrid before flying to Barcelona on Sunday morning. The Lions had a full pre game practice, followed by the coaches participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They then took on the Angola National Team, who is participating in the upcoming FIBA World Championships in Spain.


MBB | Spain Game 1: LMU 90, Leb Silver 85

Playing together for the first time, the Lions overcame two double-digit deficits, different rules within the international game, differences in how officials call games, a gym with no air conditioning, foul trouble and playing 5,000 miles from home to earn a 90-85 victory in overtime.


MBB | LMU 67, Portland 65 Postgame

WCC First Round Postgame Press Conferences


WCC Championship Preview

The 2014 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships will descend on Las Vegas, Nev., for the sixth consecutive season and the LMU basketball programs will begin play on Thursday at the Orleans Arena.


2014-15 LMU Madness

Wells Fargo Week of Madness main event LMU MADNESS on Friday, Oct. 17.


Spain 2014: Day 10 - Learning and Leading

Day 10 for LMU men's basketball in Barcelona Spain, a 97-52 win for the Lions over mixed Barcelona team.


Spain 2014: Day Nine

LMU's ninth day in spain featured a trip to Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona.


Spain 2014: Day Eight - Game Three

Game three for LMU's 2014 Spain Tour, a 97-75 win over a mixed all-star team from Barcelona, Spain.


Spain 2014: Day Six - A Global Reach

Day six featured the second game, this one coming against the Angola National Team.

Up-to-Date Career Stats
2014-15 Season Stats
2013-14 Season Stats

BRIEFLY... Evan Payne is in his second season of college basketball for LMU in 2014-15... set the LMU freshman record with 497 points in his first season in 2013-14, ranking 7th in the WCC at 15.5 points per game... was named WCC All-Freshman...

HONORS... 2014 WCC All-Freshman...

RECORDS... LMU freshman records in 2013-14: 1st in points (497), 1st in points per game (15.5), 4th for points in a game (27, twice), 4th in steals (42)...

IN 2013-14 • FRESHMAN... Finished his first season of collegiate basketball ranking 7th in the WCC in scoring at 15.5 points per game, setting the LMU freshman record in the process... his 497 points is also an LMU freshman record... he also ranked 7th in the WCC in free throw percentage at 84.2 percent and ninth in steals with 1.4 spg... his 42 steals ranked 4th all-time for a freshman... he finished the season with seven 20-point games, including a pair of 27-point efforts to rank 4th all-time at LMU for points in a game by a freshman... scored 27 in the win over BYU (12/28/13) and added another 27 in the win over Santa Clara (2/27/14)... played in all 32 games and started 25 for the Lions... added 87 rebounds (2.7 rpg) and 46 assists (1.4 apg)... had 25 points in the win over Pacific (1/23/14) and 24 more in the win over La Sierra (12/21/13)... finished the season hitting 17 of his last 19 free throws over five games... also had a 9-for-10 effort at Pacific and a 10-for-12 effort in the BYU win.

HIGH SCHOOL... Attended Kingdom Christian Academy in Columbus, Georgia in 2012-13... attended Walsh Jesuit High School in Ohio before attending Kingdom Prep... At Kingdom, he was part of a program that won back-to-back NACA Division III National Championships, leading the Mighty Lions to the Bull City Classic Championship in Durham, NC in December of 2012... Payne was an Associated Press Division II All-Ohio selection his final season at Walsh and the All-Northeast Ohio Inland District Player of the Year. He averaged 24.5 points in the regular season and contributed four rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks per game... Payne's most memorable basket in his final season in Ohio came when he launched an off-balance 3-pointer from just beyond mid-court with less than two seconds to go in overtime to defeat Buchtel 63-60 in a Division II district final. Payne grabbed a rebound, then dribbled to his right and proceeded up the court to his left when he shot the ball off the backboard and through the net to give him 18 points... he scored 16 points in Walsh's 63-51 loss to eventual state champion St. V-M in a regional semifinal... set the Walsh single-game record for scoring, twice reaching 37 points. His first 37-point game came against visiting Hoban in a 71-66 win on Jan. 22, 2010 and his second 37-point game came against visiting Cleveland St. Ignatius in a 65-58 win on Feb. 6, 2011.

PERSONAL... Kent Evan Payne was born on Aug., 6, 1993 in Akron, Ohio. He is the son of Ulonda and Kent Payne... He has one sister and one brother... an undeclared Liberal Arts major.


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