Murray State missed out on the NCAA tournament this season, but sophomore guard Cameron Payne burst onto the national scene with a stellar second campaign.
The 6-foot-2 sophomore averaged 20.2 points, 6 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game and also improved his shooting splits to 45 percent from the field, 37 percent from 3-point territory and 78 percent from the free-throw line.
According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the reigning Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year is seriously considering entering the 2015 NBA Draft. Payne and his family are reportedly hosting presentations from several NBA agents in the family’s hometown of Memphis.
Payne and his family are allowed to gather information and still return to school, and according to the Yahoo report, head coach Steve Prohm working with the family through the process.
Prohm helped get former Murray State guard Isaiah Canaan to the NBA Draft in 2013 and the Ohio Valley Conference has also recently produced a few players who have made NBA rosters. Former Morehead State forward Kenneth Faried played for the USA Basketball senior national team this past summer and former Tennessee-Martin guard Lester Hudson just recently signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Payne is currently regarded as the No. 30 overall pick in the first round of the latest Draft Express mock draft.