April 7, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – John A. Logan College men’s basketball standout Devontavius Payne has been named Second Team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association for his efforts this past season.

A sophomore, Payne averaged 21.6 points per game for the Vols and was selected as the Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region 24 Player of the Year.

Payne shot 51 percent from the floor; 38 percent from beyond the three-point arc; and 80 percent from the free-throw line. He was instrumental in leading Logan to a 24-8 overall record.

"I am not surprised at all with Devon's selection," said Vols head coach Kyle Smithpeters. "He was the best player in our league, which is one of the best leagues in the country. Devon performed night in and night out for us. I am confident that this award is one of many more to come in his basketball career."

A graduate of Carbondale High School, Payne scored 1,001 career points at Logan. He has been offered scholarships most notably from Northern Iowa, Loyola, Cincinnati, and Memphis universities. Purdue is also actively recruiting him.