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Evan Payne
Evan Payne

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Akron, OH

High School:
Kingdom Christian Aca.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 199

Position:
G

Experience:
1V

Major:
Liberal Arts Undeclared



11/23/2014

Men's Hoops Returns Home For Win

LMU returns home for Alumni Family Day at earns 82-60 win over San Diego Christian.

11/20/2014

Offense Struggles in the Desert

Lions shoot just 28 percent from the field as they fall in first road game of the season.

11/15/2014

Experience, Three The Difference

In a game that featured 10 ties and 10 lead changes, men's basketball falls to Boise State in final game of LMU Classic.

11/14/2014

A Win in Dunlap Opener

Lions shoot 52 percent and out-rebound SE Missouri State by 13 to earn season-opening win.

11/05/2014

Exhibition Gives First View of New Era

LMU men's basketball takes on UC San Diego Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 pm.

12/17/2014

MBB | A Daily Challenge

Evan Payne set pretty much every freshman scoring record in his first season at LMU, but for him the daily challenge to focus on what it takes to get better every day drives him as he leads the Lions into Stanford on Wednesday.

08/20/2014

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.

08/16/2014

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.

08/14/2014

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.

03/07/2014

MBB | LMU 67, Portland 65 Postgame

WCC First Round Postgame Press Conferences

12/17/2014

MBB | LMU at Stanford

Lions travel to Stanford to face the Cardinal for just the sixth time in program history.

12/13/2014

MBB | LMU at Northern Arizona

Non-conference play in Flagstaff, Ariz.

12/03/2014

MBB | LMU at USC

Non-conference action from Galen Center.

11/29/2014

MBB | LMU vs. UC Irvine

Non-conference action at Gersten Pavilion.

11/26/2014

MBB | LMU vs. UC Riverside

LMU Holiday Classic at Gersten Pavilion

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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)...

HIGHLIGHTS AT LMU...
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 with 497 points... 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 in 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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