Adreian Payne Biography

Adreian Payne was a 31-year-old American personality who was a professional basketball player. He played for several European teams and many others including Atlanta Hawks (2014-15), Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2014), Austin Spurs (2014-15), Minnesota Timberwolves (2015-17), Erie Bayhawks (2016), Orlando Magic (2016-18), Lakeland Magic (2017-18), Panathinaikos (2018), Nanjing Monkey Kings (2018-19), Panathinaikos (2019), ASVEL (2019-20), Ormanspor (2021) and finally with BC Juventus from December 2021 to February 2022. Adreian Payne played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans.

Early Life

Adreian Payne was born on 19th February 1991 in Dayton, Ohio, and was raised by his loving and caring parents named Gloria Lewis (mother) and Thomas Payne (father). He went to Jefferson Township (Dayton, Ohio) where he received his primary education. He later went to Michigan State College from 2010 to 2014 followed by his overall pick by NBA (Atlanta Hawks) in the first round in 2014.

Adreian Payne Career

Payne was an active member of the All-Big Ten second team during the season 2013 and 2014. He earned 16.4 points, and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Spartans and led the team to the Elite Eight for the next season from 2013 to 2014. On 21st August 2017, Payne signed a two-way contract with Orlando Magic and as per the deal, he had to spend the majority of his season’s time with Orlando’s NBA G League affiliate, The Lakeland Magic.

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Payne’s last appearance was with the Juventus Utena of the Lithuanian Basketball League, where he played the seasons and scored 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game. He parted ways from the team on 17th February 2022.


Adreian Payne was born on 19th February 1991 and as of 2022, he was only 31 years old. He developed himself into a former Michigan State star and has worked with many other teams while being in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Payne was killed and shot dead in the early morning in Orlando, Florida on Monday, 9th May 2022. Immediately after the incident, he was transported to the hospital, where he was examined and pronounced dead after some time.

According to the sources, Payne was the 15th pick by the Atlanta Hawks and was drafted by the NBA draft in 2014 when he was only 23 years old. According to the local authorities, a man named Lawrence Dority has been arrested for the shooting suspect with a first-degree murder warrant. Dority was there at the scene and later became liable to speak to the police before he was transported to jail.

Adreian Payne Biography

Real Name Adreian DeAngleo Payne
Birth Date 19 February 1991
Died Date 9 May 2022
Aged 31 Years
Birth Place Dayton, Ohio, United States
Profession Basketball Player

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 10” – in Centimeters – 208 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 108 kg  –  in Pounds –  237 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black


Father Thomas Payne
Mother Gloria Lewis

Relationship Status

Marital Status In relationship
Who is his girlfriend? Tara
Children Amari
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Personal Life

It is not known whether Payne was in a relationship with a girl named “Tara”. We couldn’t say if he was married before his demise or not, however, one thing is certain he was having a child who was around 4 years old in September 2021. This was evident from Payne’s tweet in September 2021 when he said that he was going to have a break from basketball and will be taking care of his 4-year-old son named Amari who was going through a brain procedure because of the hard-to-treat disease during the time. He said in the tweet that family is more important than basketball so he was doing the needful.

Adreian Payne Net Worth

Payne has worked for the NBA for around four seasons and rests with the European teams and basketball associations. He managed to maintain his career with 13 national teams in the past from 2014 to 2022. The last he had his appearance with any national team was in February 2022, after which he parted away from basketball. It is for sure that he was earning a good amount of money because of his only profession of basketball gaming and association with various teams and other collaborations. For the moment, Payne’s estimated net worth was somewhere around $5 million before his demise.

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  • He was once caught in the case of sexual harassment but was later waived off by the Orlando Magic after his name was reported by ESPN’s Outside The Lines and the association stated that he was involved in the sexual assault. The case was investigated and no charge was given to Payne and he was waived off.
  • During his time with Michigan State, Payne came in contact with a girl named Lacey Holsworth, who was 8 years old and was going through severe stages of cancer. She became an inspiration for Payne and he asked for help from the public for her treatment and for other children like her.
  • The team helped Holsworth by cutting down their nets after winning the Big Ten Tournament in 2014.
  • Weeks after, Lacey died because of the complication and left Payne with an impression on his heart due to which he gave his condolences to the family and loved ones in the conference of his team.

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