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Adreian Payne Net Worth

Adreian Payne was an American professional basketball player. He played basketball for the professional basketball teams, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, and Orlando Magic. Payne previously played college basketball for Michigan State University. He was shot to death in a Florida Townhouse on Monday, May 9. Adreian Payne net worth before his death is estimated to be around $5 million.

Full Name Adreian DeAngelo Payne
Birthday February 19, 1991
Birthplace Dayton, Ohio
Profession Basketball player
Relationship Status Single
Net Worth $5 million
Death May 9, 2022

Early life

Adreian Payne was born on February 19 in the year 1991 in Dayton, Ohio. He studied and played basketball for the Jefferson High School. As a senior, he helped his high school team to win the Division IV state championship.

Payne continued to play basketball during his college days when he appeared in 34 games as a freshman. However, at that time, he suffered from permanently reduced lung capacity which badly affected his stamina. Payne then led the Michigan State team in the Big 10 finishing seventh. He appeared in the 37 games and made an average score of 7.0 points and 4.2 rebounds in each game.

Adreian led the Big Ten as a junior and blocked a total of 46 shots. As a junior, he played in 36 games and scored 10.5 points including 7.6 rebounds in each game. With the good performance, he was subsequently named into the Second Team All-Big Ten. In his senior year, he was selected into the preseason Third Team All-American by CBS Sports. In addition, he made it into the list of the Midseason Wooden Award Top 25 watchlist.

Adreian Payne Net Worth & Career

Payne was drafted in the 2014 NBA draft on June 26, 2014, by the Atlanta Hawks. During the 2014 NBA Summer League on July 25, the Hawks signed a contract with him. He appeared in the five preseason games for the Hawks and was eventually ruled out at the start of the regular season. Payne then had to miss the first 10 games of the season after suffering from the injury.

Adreian was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 10, 2015. He went on to have a season-best game for the Timberwolves by scoring 16 points and making 15 rebounds against the Los Angeles Clippers. Although the team lost the game to Clippers. His contract was extended through the 2016-17 season by the Timberwolves on October 21, 2015. In February 2017, he was ruled out by the team due to a blood condition. He made a come back to the team in late March.

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Payne was signed to the Orlando Magic on August 21, 2017. He appeared with the Orlando Magic’s NBA G League affiliate team, the Lakeland Magic throughout the 2017-18 season. However, he was waived by the team after he was alleged to be involved in sexual assault. At the end of the investigation, he was spared free from the charge as no charges were filed against him. In February 2018, he signed with the Panathinaikos.

At the start of the 2018-19 season, he played with the Nanjing Tongxi Monkey King. For the team, he scored 16.9 points on average and made 8.6 rebounds in each game. In January 2019, he had a deal with Panathinaikos and was signed by the team on January 13, 2019. He eventually helped the Panathinaikos BC to get victory over PAOK BC (79-73) and lift the Greek Basketball Cup title. For the last time, he was signed to the Juventus Utena in December 2021. Though he played for the Utena until February 17, 2022. 

Personal Life

Adreian Payne was shot to death on May 9 in a Florida townhouse early morning. The Orange County deputies were informed about the shooting at 1:30 am, and after they arrived, the victim was identified as Payne. Even though he was rushed to the hospital immediately, he couldn’t survive and was declared dead.

The Orange County police have arrested the 29-year-old man, Lawrence Dority as the prime suspect. Lawrence was still at the crime scene when the police arrived. The suspect was charged with first-degree murder. Further investigation is still being conducted and more details on the incident are yet to get revealed. Payne was known to be single before he died on May 9, 2022. 

Adreian Payne Net Worth

Adreian Payne’s personal wealth was revealed to be around $5 million before he was pronounced dead on May 9, 2022. Payne has reportedly earned estimated total career earnings of $5,816,400 from playing in the NBA’s three-season games with different professional teams.

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