Video: Scouting Reports on Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton

The Orlando Magic have selected Aaron Gordon 4th overall tonight and acquired the 10th pick Elfrid Payton in a trade using their 12th overall pick. Gordon was a top-10 prospect coming out of high school, whereas Payton played at Louisiana-Lafayette – regardless, most of you reading this know very little about either. Here are two fantastic videos breaking down each player. *...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Acquire Elfrid Payton in Trade

The Orlando Magic have acquired the rights to Elfrid Payton, a 6’4″ Junior point guard from Louisiana-Lafayette, in a deal involving the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers selected Payton with their 10th selection and sent him to Orlando for the rights to Orlando’s #12 selection in Dario Saric. Saric is expected to be in Turkey for 2 years and play for Anadolu Efes. The Sixers...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Is Elfrid Payton? Where Did He Go To School?

Twitter/Payton When basketball fans sit down to watch the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft Thursday night, they’ll see players selected from schools like Kansas, Duke, Michigan State, Syracuse and Kentucky. But there’s a real possibility that one of the lottery picks in the draft actually comes from a school that is usually on nobody’s radar – Louisiana-Lafayette. Point...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Eye on the draft: Elfrid Payton

Elfrid Payton is a name you probably haven't heard much about.  Despite being projected as late lottery pick (he pops up at #12 in several mocks, including the latest from SI's Chris Mannix), Payton is one of the least discussed first-rounders on the board.A large part of that is likely because the 20-year-old played in relative obscurity at Louisiana-Lafayette (known as the Ragin...
Via Celtics Life
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft Combine: Elfrid Payton, K.J. McDaniels Worth Closer Looks

Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins skipping the 2014 NBA draft combine will take a bit of the luster out of the proceedings in Chicago. Still, scouts and executives will have plenty of talent to parse and over-analyze for the two-day event, beginning Thursday. The top three prospects’ absences underscore the perceived truth about the combine: It is not always a good...
Via NESN.com
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton Leaves Louisiana-Lafayette For NBA Draft

Elfrid Payton is leaving Louisiana-Lafayette for the 2014 NBA Draft after his junior season. Payton could become a late first round pick. Payton developed from a lightly recruited point guard out of Louisiana to one of the top floor leaders in the country. Several NBA executives told ESPN.com that Payton is likely to be selected somewhere in the 25 to 40 range.
Via RealGM
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette ends Arkansas St. streak 85-67

Elfrid Payton scored 22 points and Bryant Mbamalu 19 as Louisiana-Lafayette took control after halftime for an 85-67 come-from-behind victory over Arkansas State on Saturday night. Mbamalu scored seven points - on two layups and a 3-pointer - in a 15-0 run that vaulted Louisiana-Lafayette (17-9, 8-5 Sun Belt) into the lead in the final 17 minutes. Arkansas State went dry for nearly...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UL-Lafayette beats archrival UL-Monroe 66-50

Elfrid Payton scored 28 points, making a career-high 13 field goals on 14 attempts as Louisiana-Lafayette continued its home dominance of Louisiana-Monroe with a 66-50 win on Saturday night. Louisiana-Lafayette (13-9, 4-5 Sun Belt Conference) closed the first half on a 12-1 run, erasing an eight-point deficit to take a 24-21 lead into halftime. The Ragin' Cajuns never trailed again...
Via Associated Press
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Lafayette defeats Houston 79-76 in OT

Elfrid Payton scored 31 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 79-76 overtime win against Houston Saturday night. Shawn Long added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (7-3). With Houston holding an eight-point first-half lead, the Ragin' Cajuns came back in the second to even the score at 45 with the help of back-to-back 3-pointers by Steven Wronkoski and Kevin Brown...
Via Associated Press
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisiana-La Fayette beats winless Oakland 84-75

Elfrid Payton scored 32 and Shawn Long contributed 24 points and 17 rebounds as Louisiana-LaFayette upended winless Oakland 84-75 on Saturday night. Payton and Long had big numbers with Long netting another double-double for the season and adding to his already high 10.5 rebounds per game average. The Cajuns were 9 of 20 from beyond the arc. La-LaFayette (3-2) was trailing 44-39...
Via Associated Press
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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