Hawk Items - - Team co-captain (2010-11)... ranks third in Iowa freshman history in single-season assists (122)... enters 2011-12 season with 12 career games scoring in double figures and 12 games of dishing out five assists or more... started the first 37 games of his career.
2010-11 - - Played in and started first five games before suffering a season-ending sports hernia injury... dished out a team-high six assists in season opener vs. South Dakota State... tied a personal high with seven assists and also netted seven points in win over UL-Monroe... letterwinner.
2009-10 - - Started all 32 games at point guard... only starting freshman point guard in the Big Ten in 2009-10... all-Big Ten Freshman team honoree by Sporting News... named to the CBE Classic all-Tournament team... averaged 8.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and a team-best 3.8 assists... netted double figures 11 times... dished out five or more assists 11 times... led or shared team-high honors in assists 17 times, steals seven times, scoring three times and rebounding once... seventh overall in Big Ten assists (3.8) and 15th in assist/turnover ratio (1.2)... ranked first amongst Big Ten rookies in assists (122)... scored a career-high 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field, including 5-of-10 from 3-point territory vs. Michigan at the Big Ten Tournament... dished out six assists and also scored eight points in loss to #3 Texas... netted 18 points and had four assists vs. Wichita State... had a game-high four assists vs. #4 Purdue... recorded a game-high five rebounds to go along with nine points vs. #10 Michigan State... had 11 points, including scoring five of Iowa's last seven points, and four assists in five-point win over Tennessee State... notched a game and career-high seven assists in win over Penn State... dished out a team-high six assists and equaled a personal best with six rebounds in home game vs. #20 Ohio State... collected a team-high four assists at #13 Ohio State and six vs. Northwestern... posted team highs in points (11) and assists (6) at #6 Purdue... recorded personal bests in free throws made (9) and attempted (10) in home win over Indiana... boasted a seven-to-one assist/turnover ratio and scored 13 points in overtime loss to Michigan... equaled a personal best with seven assists at Minnesota.
High school - - Named first team all-state as a senior by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association after earning second team honors as a junior . . . unanimous first team all-conference selection as a junior and senior . . . named conference division Player of the Year as a junior and senior . . . named by Daily Herald and Pioneer Press newspapers to all-area teams as a junior and senior . . . four-time team MVP . . . three-time team captain . . . averaged 21.6 points, 5.4 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals per contest in 16 games as a senior before missing final 13 games due to injury . . . helped prep team win first 14 games of the season before injury . . . shot 49% from the field, 38% from three-point range and 82% from the free throw line . . . averaged 20.5 points and six assists in four conference games prior to his injury . . . had career-high of 39 points and scored in double figures in 15 of 16 games in final prep season . . . scored 16.8 points per outing as a junior while averaging 4.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 steals, helping team post 19-10 final record . . . shot 46% from the field, 30% from three-point range and 81% from the free throw line . . . had a career-best 10 assists in two games during junior season.
Personal - - Born 3/9/90 . . . communication studies major . . . parents are Kent and Sherry Payne . . . high school coach was Bob Williams.
Points: 25 vs. Michigan, 3/11/10