Sources: Murray State guard Cameron Payne leaning toward entering draft

Adrian WojnarowskiThe Vertical
Cameron Payne was the Ohio Valley Conference player of the year. (USAT file photo)
Cameron Payne was the Ohio Valley Conference player of the year. (USAT file photo)

Murray State sophomore guard Cameron Payne is leaning toward entering the 2015 NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Although Payne has yet to formalize his decision, indications are strong that he’s played his final game in college, sources said.

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Payne, 20, and his family are hosting presentations from several major NBA agents in their hometown of Memphis, Tenn., this week, sources said.

Payne has been working cooperatively with Murray State coach Steve Prohm throughout the process, sources said.

Payne had a tremendous sophomore season, and several NBA executives told Yahoo Sports that he has a chance to make a major move up draft boards. Some believe he could ultimately rise as high as the mid-first round of the June draft.

For now, Draftexpress.com has Payne as the 30th overall selection in its most recent mock draft.

Payne, the Ohio Valley Conference player of the year, averaged 20.2 points and 5.7 assists for Murray State. He shot 50 percent on two-pointers and 37.7 percent from three-point range.

 

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