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...
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...
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 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...
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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 | Discuss
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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