The Philadelphia 76ers drafted Louisiana-Lafayette point guard Elfrid Payton with the No. 10 pick and then traded the explosive point guard to the Orlando Magic to the draft rights to European big man, Dario Saric and a 2015 second round pick.
Saric had been the Sixers choice, and finally called Magic to offer Elfrid Payton with 30 seconds left on the clock, league source said....
With the 10th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select Elfrid Payton, the junior point guard from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Payton is a 6-foot-4 point guard with long, lanky arms. Heading into the draft season, Payton was a relatively unknown commodity. Now, he’s one of the most intriguing prospects in the class due to his combination of size, skill...
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...
Talk about being confident. This year’s small-college darling, point guard Elfrid Payton, is feeling pretty good about his chances of not only landing in the lottery, but in the top ten overall.
Payton was a bit of an unknown heading into the draft process, but strong workouts with several teams has allowed him to vault up draft boards, moving into a likely lottery position after...
Could Dante Exum fall to the Lakers at seventh overall in the draft on June 26th? It’s a possibility that still can’t be ruled out just yet.
According to Chad Ford from ESPN, the Orlando Magic (four) “really like” Exum, though they also have Marcus Smart and Noah Vonleh on their radar.
If the Magic pick Smart of Vonleh, there’s a possibility of Exum sliding to either the...
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.
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...
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February 02, 2014
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...
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December 15, 2013
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Elfrid Payton's layup with three seconds remaining in overtime lifted Louisiana-Lafayette to a 72-70 Sun Belt Conference victory over Western Kentucky on Thursday night.
J.J. Thomas scored 19 points and Raymone Andrews 16 for the Ragin' Cajuns (8-8, 2-0), who won their 12th straight regular-season conference game.
The Hilltoppers (5-11, 1-2), who beat Louisiana-Lafayette...
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January 05, 2012