Adreian Payne

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 Hawks Sign Former Spartan, First-Round Pick Adreian Payne

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

97.1 The Ticket–07/25/2014

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6 Best Dressed Players At The 2014 NBA Draft

Athletes have long been known for having great style and the 2014 draft class did not disappoint.

06/27/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Prospect Adreian Payne of Michigan State attends the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Adreian Payne Wears A Thoughtful Tribute To ‘Princess Lacey’ At NBA Draft Event

The Atlanta Hawks drafted the power forward Adreian Payne from Michigan State University Thursday night. During the event Payne wore colors in honor of 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth who died of cancer in April.

06/27/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Nik Stauskas (R) of Michigan shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected with the #8 overall pick by the Sacramento Kings during the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Breaking Down The Michigan And Michigan State NBA Draft Picks [BLOG]

Between Michigan and Michigan State, five players were selected in Thursday night’s NBA draft. Where were they picked and how do they fit?

97.1 The Ticket–06/27/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Adreian Payne of Michigan State (R) shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted with the #15 overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks during the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.   (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hawks Draft Michigan State’s Payne 15th Overall

The Atlanta Hawks have selected Michigan State power forward Adreian Payne with the 15th overall pick of the NBA draft.

97.1 The Ticket–06/26/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo while holding Lacey Holsworth, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Vitale Honors Lacey’s Memory

There was nothing Dick Vitale could do to console the parents of Lacey Holsworth, the little girl whose relationship with Michigan State’s Adreian Payne became a story that touched the country.

97.1 The Ticket–05/13/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Princess Lacey Holsworth’s Life Celebrated At Michigan State

Many wiped away tears, especially when they heard Heather Holsworth’s recorded message about her daughter while pictures of Lacey were shown on video boards.

CBS Detroit–04/18/2014

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‘Love Like Lacey’ Wristbands Honor MSU Princess’ Memory

One week after her death, “Princess Lacey” remains a focal point on the campus of Michigan State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo while holding Lacey Holsworth, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Izzo Honors Memory Of Lacey Holsworth, Talks Of Inspiration In Face Of Adversity

Tom Izzo was among those who honored Lacey’s memory during a rally on the MSU campus following her death Tuesday from cancer.

97.1 The Ticket–04/12/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Adreian Payne Honored For Remarkable Friendship With Lacey Holsworth

The crowd stood to applaud Payne, who spoke softly in accepting the award, saying he nearly didn’t travel to Los Angeles after the girl’s death but was encouraged to by her father.

97.1 The Ticket–04/12/2014

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