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Atlanta Hawks Sign Former Spartan, First-Round Pick Adreian Payne

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ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 27: First round pick Adreian Payne of the Atlanta Hawks speaks during a press conference introducing the Hawks 2014 picks on June 27, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 27: First round pick Adreian Payne of the Atlanta Hawks speaks during a press conference introducing the Hawks 2014 picks on June 27, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have signed power forward Adreian Payne, the team’s first-round pick last month.

The 6-foot-10 Payne, from Michigan State, was the 15th overall pick.

Payne averaged 12.5 points and seven rebounds while starting all six games for the Hawks’ Las Vegas summer league team this month.

He finished his college career as Michigan State’s career leader with 141 blocked shots. He averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior.

Terms of the deal were not released.

 

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