With the No. 14 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder chose Murray State sophomore Cameron Payne. Payne helped lead the Racers to a 29-6 record overall, and a perfect conference record.
Unfortunately for Racers fans, Murray State did not get a bid to the NCAA Tournament after losing in the OVC Championship on a late shot by Belmont.
Payne was a monster playmaker for the Racers, averaging 20.2 points per game, but also dishing nearly six assists. It was a no doubt selection to name Payne as the OVC Player of the Year.
That is building on a freshman season where Mid-Major Madness named him the top freshman in the game, and where he took home All-Conference and Freshman of the Year honors in the Ohio Valley.
FiveThirtyEight.com projects Payne to have a 19 percent chance of being a solid starter during his first two to five years in the league, and a 31.7 percent chance of being at least a role player in that time.