Ohio standout inflicting hurt on opposing teams.
by Antonio Curro – Midwest PUNKS Editor
Ohio is loaded with talented prospects in the Class of 2010. The irony is most of them rock the same set during the spring and summer with the All-Ohio Grassroots power based out of Ohio. Ohio State-bound Jared Sullinger is a top-5 prospect, and 6-8 Adreian Payne of Jefferson Township HS in Dayton, Ohio is up there with him.
In addition to a lofty national ranking (NY2LASports ranks Payne No. 20 in the Class of 2010), Payne has a lethal physical package that drips with upside. The young interior talent has nice size, big-time length and decent explosion. Add solid court awareness as well as nice instincts, and it’s easy to see why a host of high-major programs are recruiting Payne.
His recruitment is a who’s who of big time programs: Ohio State, Maryland, West Virginia, Dayton, Xavier, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, Indiana and Memphis. Payne’s list can only expand if he continues to put in the work both physically and skill-wise.
Adreian Payne competes for the All-Ohio Grassroots travel program based out of Ohio.