Cameron Payne is an American professional basketball player for the national basketball association’s Phoenix Suns (NBA). Murray State point guard played collegiately for two years, winning the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the year award in 2015.
Cameron was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the United States on August 8th, 1994. In terms of nationality, he is American, and his ethnicity is unknown. He is the son of Tony and Leshawn Payne and he had an unmistakable fascination with basketball from the start of his childhood and started to gain training from his school days. He grew up with older brother Tony Jr. Payne.
In Memphis, Tennessee, Payne attended Lausanne Collegiate School. Despite leading Lausanne Collegiate to a division 11 state championship in Tennessee in the year 2013, Payne was not heavily scouted by collegiate programs. William small recruited him to play college basketball at Murray State, and he chose the Racers over a few other schools. Then he went to Murray state university for graduation.
Cameron Payne Career
Payne started his freshman year as a point guard because Zay Jackson was injured. He averaged 16.8 points, 5.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game during his prime time. Payne broke the ring finger on his non-shooting hand during pre-draft workouts. The injury did not necessitate surgery. Payne was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 14th overall pick in the year 2015 NBA draft on June 25, 2015. Cameron had a successful treatment to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot in July 2016. Payne was traded to the Chicago Bulls on February 23, 2017, along with Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow, for Taj Gibson, Dough McDermott, and a 2018 second-round draft pick.
During the 2016-17 season, Payne signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors on July 25, 2019. The Raptors released Payne on October 19, 2019. The Texas legends announced the acquisition of Payne on January 25, 2020. Payne signed a two-year contract with Phoenix Suns on June 30, 2020. On July 31, he made his debut in the 2020 NBA Bubble, recording 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals with a plus-minus of +21 in a 125-112 win over the Washington wizards.
Cameron Payne Biography
|Real Name||Cameron Payne|
|Birth Date||8 August 1994|
|Age (as of 2021)||26 Years|
|Birth Place||Bartlett, Tennessee, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 185 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 83 kg – in Pounds – 183 lbs|
|Shoe Size||11 (U.S.)|
|Brother||Tony Jr. Payne|
|School||Lausanne Collegiate School|
|College||Murray State University|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
|Is he a Gay?||No|
He is not married but is dating and currently in a romantic relationship. He is dating his girlfriend Lisa from L.A. though the couple hasn’t officially confirmed their relationship it’s certain that they are seeing each other. Cameron has a verified Instagram account with 173 K followers and 710 following. He posts mainly about his games and has about 300 posts until now on Instagram.
Cameron Payne Net worth
Payne is still a young player making a name for himself on the field. His current team, the Phoenix Suns, is estimated to pay him $1977011. Furthermore, Payne is regarded as the Phoenix Suns’ 17th highest-paid player this season. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
- In the year 2015, Cameron received the Lute Olson Award, which is given to the best non-freshman collegiate player.
- Cameron parted ways with the Cavaliers after his second 10-day contract expired.
- The Texas Legends announced the acquisition of Cameron Payne on January 25, 2020.
- In addition, Cameron made his debut on February 22, 2018, in a 116–115 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
- Payne was traded to the Chicago Bulls in 2017 along with Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow.
- Payne is best known for winning the OVC Player of the Year (2015) and the Lute Olson Award (2015), as well as two first-team All-OVC selections (2014 and 2015) and the OVC Freshman of the Year (2014).