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  1. Ex-Cajun Elfrid Payton Named Eastern Conference Rookie Of the MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in January, the NBA has announced today. Payton is just the sixth Magic player to be awarded the honor.


  2. Former Cajun Star Elfrid Payton Part of Upcoming Rising Stars ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton are among the list of 20 players selected to play in the new-look BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star 2015. The league's annual showcase of premier young talent will debut a format that pits 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against 10 first- and second-year NBA players from around the world.


  3. Home crowd turns out in force for Wright's returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Effingham Herald

    ... Wright faced another challenge this season succeeding a player who is now in the NBA. Last year's point guard, Elfrid Payton, averaged 19.2 points and 5.9 assists in earning all-Sun Belt honors and leading the Ragin' Cajuns to the NCAA tournament. ...


  4. UlCajuns to be tested Thursday versus Georgia SouthernCajuns to be...Read the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | Daily World

    ... somewhat like our point guard last year, he handles the ball quite a bit," Marlin added with reference to Elfrid Payton, now with the Orlando Magic. "He keeps it in his hands. We just saw that again with (Georgia State's Ryan) Harrow the other ...


  5. Ten Louisiana college basketball players who are having stellar seasonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... He's made four starts and is averaging 10.4 points, fourth on the team, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists. With Elfrid Payton gone to the NBA, the Ragin' Cajuns are counting heavily on Long, a 6-9 junior forward from Morgan City. Long has had a good ...


  6. UL-Lafayette rally against league favorite Georgia State shows Cajuns are coming aroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... It looked like a squad that missed its best player from last year. The Ragin' Cajuns sure could have used Elfrid Payton during the beginning of the contest. But by the time it ended, new stars had emerged, lifting the Cajuns to an improbable ...


  7. UL-Lafayette, Georgia State renew basketball rivalry at Cajundome on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    ... starting 1-3. But that was expected as they tried to find their footing without last year's leader, guard Elfrid Payton , an NBA first round draft choice now plying his trade for the Orlando Magic. Injuries were also an issue. Junior forward Shawn ...


  8. UL-Lafayette men's basketball still has high expectation despite Elfrid Payton's departureRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    University of Louisiana-Lafayette junior forward Shawn Long averaged 18.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game in 2013-14. When Elfrid Payton was selected in the first round of the NBA Draft last June by the Orlando Magic, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette basketball program reveled in the moment.


  9. 2014-2015 Season Preview: Georgia State is the heavy-favorite in the Sun Belt againRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | MSNBC

    ... Ragin' Cajuns have another future NBA draft pick on their roster. Shawn Long may not be a top ten pick like Elfrid Payton was, but he is a 6-foot-10 big man that blocks a lot of shots, averaged 18.6 points and can hit threes. Oklahoma State transfer ...


  10. Elfrid Payton vs. Marcus Smart: Which Rookie Will Face a Tougher NBA Transition?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | BleacherReport

    Elfrid Payton and Marcus Smart are the two best point guards to emerge from the college ranks in the 2014 draft, and their tools and skills suggest flourishing NBA careers. They each achieved a heap of success as NCAA stars, and now the 20-year-olds are aiming to establish themselves as professionals.


  11. Preseason bracketology: Projected No. 13 seeds for the 2015 NCAA tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | The Post-Standard

    ... Belt contender Western Kentucky moved to Conference USA, which leaves the Ragin' Cajuns (who lost point guard Elfrid Payton, an NBA lottery pick, after reaching the NCAA tournament last season) as the most viable alternative. Over 18 games, Georgia ...


  12. 2014-2015 Season Preview: NBCSports.com's Mid-Major All-AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | MSNBC

    ... Jr. (18.6 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 2.7 bpg, 42.3% 3PT): It will be Long's Ragin' Cajuns team this season with Elfrid Payton now in the NBA. His ability to block shots and shoot threes at 6-foot-10 could mean that he winds up in the NBA Draft after this season ...


  13. Why Elfrid Payton Could Emerge as the Biggest Surprise of the NBA Rookie ClassRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | BleacherReport

    ... ad for a point guard gaining his sea legs in a portion of the season that typically features a lot of scoring. Elfrid Payton, wearing Philly hat but informed of trade to Magic: "My defense is what's going to get me on


  14. 2014-15 College Basketball Preseason Mid-Major All-Americans First TeamRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | WDBO-AM Orlando

    ... at the stripe, he becomes a massively dominant weapon for Louisiana-Lafayette, even with the departure of Elfrid Payton to the League. For arguments sake, his season last year compared favorably to the 2011 season put together by former Bucknell ...


  15. Kevin Ware had a close call during Georgia State's trip to Costa RicaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | MSNBC

    ... Tournament title game, only to have their NCAA tournament title hopes dashed by an upset delivered by Elfrid Payton and Louisiana-Lafayette. The Ragin' Cajuns do return forward Shawn Long, but the Panthers should be heavy favorites to top the ...


  16. Magic Newcomers: Introducing Elfrid Payton Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | The Orlando Sentinel

    That's the whopping number of new players expected to check into the Orlando Magic's 2014-15 training camp on Sept. 30 at Amway Center.


  17. Magic Newcomers: Introducing Elfrid Payton Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | The Orlando Sentinel

    That's the whopping number of new players expected to check into the Orlando Magic's 2014-15 training camp on Sept. 30 at Amway Center.