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ADREIAN PAYNE RUMORS

MSU Basketball: Adreian Payne is a good fit with the Atlanta Hawks

On Thursday night, former Michigan State power forward Adreian Payne was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 15th overall pick in the NBA Draft. Surrounded by Tom Izzo and Draymond Green and dressed in his suit with pink lining in honor of Lacey Holsworth– he wore it in memory of her because it was something he “knew she’d really like”– the pick came as a little bit...
Via isportsweb.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Lacey Holsworth's family attends Adreian Payne's graduation

There’s not much more that can be said about the relationship shared by Adreian Payne and Lacey Holsworth, the eight-year-old girl who captured America’s heart before losing her battle with cancer. Today, Payne graduated from Michigan State University. There to support him was Lacey’s family.  Graduation Day for @adreian_payne w/family of @adorablelacey. @DickieV @msu_basketball...
Via College Spun
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Adreian Payne performs silent dunk for Lacey Holsworth

In celebration of Lacey Holsworth's life on Thursday night at the Breslin Center, Adreian Payne performed a silent dunk.
Via Gamedayr
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Girl befriended by Michigan St. Spartans succumbs to cancer

Lacey Holsworth, the inspirational and brave Michigan State Spartans superfan whose lengthy battle with neuroblastoma became a national news story after she was befriended by members of the Spartans basketball team, specifically Adreian Payne, reportedly passed away Tuesday night, according to a report from the Detroit Free-Press. She was eight years old. A post to […] The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Adreain Payne Joined by Lacey Holsworth for Special Senior Night Tribute

If you’re not familiar with the story of Adreain Payne and Lacey Holsworth, an eight-year-old battling cancer, it is one worth reading up on. Holsworth and Payne bonded after the Michigan State basketball team paid Holsworth a visit while was in the hospital, and the two have become extremely close since. Their friendship is such a remarkable one that Holsworth more or less has...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Very special guest to accompany Spartans' Payne on Senior Night

A little more than two years ago, Michigan State basketball standout Adreian Payne met a beautiful young cancer patient fighting for her life when the team made a community-service hospital visit. On Thursday night, 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth will accompany Payne during a Senior Night ceremony for the Spartans' final home game of the season, against Iowa. Payne, projected as...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What Adreian Payne’s return means for MSU Basketball

On Tuesday, at his weekly press conference, Michigan State veteran head basketball coach Tom Izzo gave fans of his program some news they’ve been waiting to hear for quite some time. “Looking forward to getting Adreian back,” Izzo said.  ”To what degree?  He practiced last night, probably a third of the practice.  I think he looked pretty good as far as moving on that...
Via isportsweb.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Izzo to sit Adreian Payne until 100% healthy

According to Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan State Spartans will not be playing star big man Adreian Payne until he is 100% healthy. Tom Izzo made it clear that he is looking at the big picture of this season and even into the tournament with this decision. Payne has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot for the majority of this season and sat...
Via Sports-Glory
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State senior says freshmen hype "pisses" him off

Adreian Payne is arguably the best senior in the country. He’s averaging 17.2 points and 8 rebounds a game. Payne’s a major piece for the top ranked Spartans, but there’s one thing that irks his soul and that’s the media attention this year’s freshmen class is receiving. The most noticeable ones being Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle. “Yeah it pisses us...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Adreian Payne: ‘We’re not allowed to talk about that’

EAST LANSING — As Wednesday’s practice came to a close, and the media scurried to ask Michigan State players questions in preparation for Friday’s season-opening matchup vs. McNeese State, sophomore guard Gary Harris was asked, “Is it hard to concentrate on McNeese State with Kentucky right around the corner?” A question that was brought up multiple times during media-player...
Via isportsweb.com
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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