Adreian Payne, the highly recruited center from Jefferson High School, is scheduled to visit Kentucky next week and has visits coming in the next few months to his other finalists: Michigan State, West Virginia, Kansas and Arizona.
Payne said during a news conference to announce the schedule for the 2010 Flyin’ to the Hoop basketball event that he didn’t know the specific dates of the other visits and that he doesn’t yet have the schools ranked.
At 6 feet 10 and 215 pounds, Payne has the long arms for shot-blocking and quickness up and down the floor that college coaches love in a big man. Art Winston, the Jefferson coach, said Payne might even be growing.
Payne said he maintains an ongoing invitation to University of Dayton open gym sessions even though he has eliminated UD from the list of schools he is considering. He said neighbors and friends will sometimes question his decision not to attend UD.
“Sometimes they say, ‘Oh, you should’ve thought about it more,’ ” Payne said. “But it’s not too bad.”Tweet