ASVEL re-signs big man Payne

Jul 05, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
ASVEL re-signs big man Payne

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne announced a re-signing of its center Adreian Payne to a one-year deal. Payne (2.08 meters, 28 years old) had one of the key roles in helping ASVEL win the French League last month. The big man averaged 10.4 points and 4.4 rebounds after joining the team in March. Payne spent the first part of the season in China with Nanjing Tongxi Monkey King and posted 16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. He then moved to Panathinaikos OPAP Athens making 4 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in a reserve role, during which he averaged 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. That was Payne’s second stint with Panathinaikos, where he first played in the 2017-18 campaign, making his EuroLeague debut that season. He previously played for Orlando, Atlanta and Minnesota in the NBA and Lakeland, Austin, Fort Wayne and Erie in the G-League.