Funeral for former Dayton HS star Adreian Payne – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

DAYTON – A memorial service was held for former Dayton High School basketball standout and NBA player Adreian Payne on Saturday.

Payne’s memorial service was held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church.

Payne’s funeral will take place at 11:00 a.m. after the funeral service.

Payne died May 9 after being shot in a home in east Orange County, Florida.

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Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home shortly after 1:30 a.m., according to our news partners WFTV in Orlando. Upon arrival, they found Payne injured. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Investigators identified the shooter as Lawrence Dority, 29. WFTV reported that Dority was arrested on a first-degree murder warrant and taken to the Orange County Jail where he is being held.

He graduated from Jefferson High School in 2010 and helped them win a Division IV state championship his senior year.

Payne was dubbed one of the “shiny stars” during his time as a student and athlete in the Jefferson Twp. said Superintendent Dr. Richard Gates in a statement to News Center 7.

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“We were very saddened by the tragic news of Adrian’s death. He was an outstanding young man with so much potential. He will forever be one of the shining stars of the Jefferson Township Educational Community,” Gates said in the statement.

Payne played four college seasons at Michigan State from 2010-14 and was a 2014 first-round pick for the Atlanta Hawks. He scored over 1,000 points in his collegiate career and led the Spartans to the Elite Eight in his senior year before losing to eventual champion UConn in 2014.

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