Adreian Payne, a former NBA that is first-round draft and celebrity collegiate baseball player at Michigan State, ended up being shot and killed early Monday in Orlando, Florida, based on the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Payne had been drafted by the Atlanta Hawks at No. 15 general in 2014 and played for the Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic during a NBA that is five-year profession.
The ball player that is previous shot at a home in Orlando at about 1:30 a.m., in line with the sheriff’s workplace. He had been taken fully to a hospital that is neighborhood where he had been pronounced dead. Payne had been 31 yrs . old.
The suspected shooter, Lawrence Dority, 29, stayed at the scene after the shooting and was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder, the sheriff’s office stated. He is being held at Orange County Jail.
Payne won done hearts throughout the 2014 NCAA Tournament by befriending a girl that is young cancer named Lacey Holsworth. Payne met the 8-year-old, who was neuroblastoma that is fighting on a group visit to a nearby hospital several years early in the day and hit up a friendship. As soon as the Big ended up being won by the Michigan State Spartans ten name in 2014, Payne let her cut down the web.
Holsworth died of cancer tumors on 8, 2014 — simply three days after the Spartans won the meeting title april.
After his 5 years in the NBA, Payne had a vocation that is prosperous in Europe. The middle that is 6-foot-10 in Greece, Asia, France, Turkey and Lithuania. He won a league that is greek with powerhouse Panathinaikos in 2018 and French league team ASVEL in 2019. ASVEL posted a photo of him keeping the championship trophy on Twitter and called the headlines “terribly shocking.”
Payne played for Juventus Utena, in Lithuania, because recently as February.
“So sad to hear that previous Michigan State celebrity Adreian Payne passed away during the age of 31,” ESPN college baseball analyst Jay Bilas wrote on Twitter. “AP ended up being an player that is outstanding Tom Izzo, and befriended Lacey Holsworth through her battle with cancer tumors. RIP Adreian Payne.”