Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball player, was shot and killed in Orlando, Florida early Monday morning.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a phone call reporting a shooting was received about 1:37 a.m., and a patrol car was deployed to the scene almost away.
Lawrence Dority, 29, was named by a sheriff’s official as the possible shooter who fired the shot that killed the former basketball player.
MSU coach Tom Izzo made a statement after the death of Adreian Payne.
“I’m in shock at the tragic news of Adreian Payne’s death,” He said. “Our prayers are with his family, teammates and loved ones.
“Adreian was loved by his teammates and coaches, who respected his development as a player and a person. He came to Michigan State with a ton of raw talent and put in the work to reach his goal of becoming an NBA player. Beyond that, he will long be remembered by Spartan fans for his kind heart, as his friendship and genuine bond with Lacey Holsworth touched the nation.
“Today is a difficult and sad day for the Spartan basketball family. Following graduation, Adreian regularly returned to East Lansing. In doing so, he developed and strengthened relationships with players from all eras. I’ve heard from many of those players today, each one experiencing heartbreak, and each one with their own fond memory of Adreian.”
“The one thing that comforts me a little bit with his passing is that he’s not just reunited with his mom, who he lost as a kid,” Ianni said. “He’s not just reunited with his grandmother, who he lost just before the start of my senior year. But he’s reunited with Lacey. And I think that’s the one thing that may comfort a lot of people during this tragedy.”
Adreian Payne Net Worth
Adreian Payne’s annual income is 1.939 million dollars. His estimated net worth is $6 million, based on his sport earnings.