6-3, 180, Freshman, Guard
Hometown - Burlington,
High School - The
The Lawrenceville School
As a senior, averaged 22 points, 7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 three pointers
per game, while shooting 75 percent from the freethrow line...In just three
years at The Lawrenceville School, scored 1,390 points to become the school’s
all-time leading scorer... Led his team to an 18-8 record and the Class A Prep
state championship as a junior and led the team to the state semifinals as a
senior...Three times was tabbed First-Team All-Prep by the Newark Star-Ledger
and was named the Star-Ledger’s Prep Player of the Year this past season. The
Trenton Times named Payton All-Prep Player of the Year, All-Prep First Team
and All- Area First Team as a senior...Team captain as a senior...He played
his freshman year at Burlington Township.
Coach Stallings on Payton
“Adam is an exceptional athlete and a well-rounded person. He is coming from
The Lawrenceville School, which is a prep school with great academic standards.
So, we think he is well prepared academically, emotionally and athletically
to join our team. Our hope is that he can contribute immediately and help solidify
our perimeter positions.”
Full name is Adam Korren Payton...Nickname is AP...Has one brother, Alton, age
23, and two sisters, Alisha, age 28, and Angela, age 20...Major is undecided...His
uncle, Ron Payton, played basketball at Syracuse from 1979-82.