Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
|Height / Weight:|
6-8 / 210
Grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds in 32 minutes against Rice in the C-USA Championship quarterfinals... recorded 17 points and three rebounds in the final regular season game against East Carolina... registered 14 points and five rebounds in the overtime win against Houston... had 14 points and eight rebounds at Tulsa... recorded 14 points on 8-of-10 shooting at the free-throw line against Southern Miss... grabbed seven rebounds against the Golden Eagles... scored six points and grabbed six rebounds in the win at Rice... in 19 minutes at Tulane, scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the floor... scored 15 points and recorded seven boards and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the win at home against Marshall... grabbed seven rebounds in the win at East Carolina... recorded a double-double (20 points, 10 rebounds) in the win against Tulsa... totaled nine points and two blocks against Memphis... in 35 minutes at Houston, scored a team-high 26 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor... made 13-of-16 free-throw attempts against the Cougars... recorded seven points and six rebounds in the win against Rice... pulled down four rebounds at home in the win against SMU... in the win at Marshall, led the team with seven rebounds... at UAB, had 14 points and seven boards... was 7-of-11 from the field against the Blazers and added three steals... posted a double-double with 13 points and 12 boards at South Dakota State... added three assists and two steals in the win over the Jackrabbits... in the San Juan Shootout third-place game versus Tennessee Tech, scored 12 points and grabbed five boards in the win... totaled 13 points and five rebounds in the San Juan Shootout semifinals against Appalachian State... posted a game-high two blocks against Utah at the San Juan Shootout... recorded six rebounds and three steals versus Florida Atlantic... in the home win over Bethune-Cookman, totaled nine points, three assists and a pair of blocks... against Stetson, recorded 13 points, eight rebounds and a team-high two blocks... in the season opener against Rollins, had nine points and seven boards.
Appeared in 26 games, making 11 starts... seven of his starts came during conference play... averaged 18.2 minutes per game... shot 51.1 percent from the floor and averaged 4.3 points each contest... grabbed 3.2 rebounds an outing and totaled 15 blocks on the year... recorded six points in the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals against Houston... grabbed six rebounds and had a pair of blocks versus East Carolina in the Conference USA Championship first round... in a reserve roll, scored nine points and had six rebounds in 28 minutes in the win over Tulane... scored six points and added four rebounds against Tulsa... posted five points and three boards versus South Dakota State... recorded six rebounds, including four on the offensive end, in the Conference USA opener versus Marshall... started, but played only 15 minutes due to foul trouble at No. 19 Kentucky and finished with two points and three boards versus the Wildcats... in 27 minutes off of the bench against Birmingham-Southern at the UCF Holiday Classic, totaled nine points and six rebounds... versus Sam Houston State at the Fiesta Bowl Classic, scored four points and added four boards... registered four points, two rebounds and a pair of blocks at the Fiesta Bowl Classic against Western Kentucky... totaled six points, two boards and two assists in the home victory over Norfolk State... started at Florida Atlantic and finished with six points against the Owls... at No. 11 Florida, totaled six points and a game-high three blocks... had five points, three rebounds and two assists versus Bethune-Cookman... started against Nova Southeastern and finished with 15 points and six rebounds... shot 6-of-8 from the floor against the Sharks... registered nine points in his UCF debut against Rollins... played 19 minutes off of the bench versus the Tars.
PRIOR TO UCF
Spent two years at Tallahassee Community College... played for head coach Eddie Barnes... as a sophomore, averaged 12.1 points per game, while starting all 29 contests... shot 54.1 percent from the field... grabbed 8.6 rebounds per outing and added a team-high 39 blocks... following the 2004-05 campaign, was an All-Panhandle Conference First Team selection... participated in the inaugural Florida Community College Activities Association All-Star Game, finishing with 14 points and five rebounds... started 18 games as a freshman... paced TCC with 22 blocks.
Prepped at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale... coached by Darryl Burrows... was a member of the 2003 Class 6A State Championship team... as a senior, was a McDonald's All-America nominee and an All-Broward County honorable mention pick.
Born in Lakeland, Fla... son of Yolanda and Kurt Payne... majoring in liberal studies.