NEW DETAILS: Adreian Payne, former NBA player and Dayton high school standout, killed in Florida shooting

Credit: Gregory Shamus

Credit: Gregory Shamus

A former Dayton-area high school basketball standout who played at Michigan State University and in the NBA died early this morning in a shooting at an Orlando, Fla., townhouse.

The Orange County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office confirmed Adreian Payne, 31, was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The alleged shooter, identified as Lawrence Dority, 29, stayed at the scene of the shooting and was taken into custody for interviews by homicide detectives. He has been arrested on a warrant for first degree murder and is being held in the Orange County Jail.

No other information has been released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Payne, a 6-foot-10 center, was born in Dayton in 1991. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 2010. He helped lead the team to a Division IV state championship as a senior.

Payne played for Michigan State from 2010-14. He was a three-year starter who scored 1,232 points in his career.

The Atlanta Hawks drafted Payne with the No. 15 pick in the first round of the NBA Draft in 2014. He played four seasons in the NBA (2014-18) and appeared in 107 games with the Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic.

Payne’s basketball career continued overseas through 2021. He played in Greece, China, Turkey and Lithuania.

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