Michigan State forward Adreian Payne has decided to return to school for his senior season, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The 6'10" power forward would've been selected in the first round of the June draft according to Wojnarowski, though DraftExpress has him rated as a second round talent.
The forward struggled with his decision and went back and forth several times in recent weeks. Payne finally began to clue people in on his decision hours before the midnight deadline for draft entry on Sunday, according to sources. Payne averaged 10.5 points and 7.6 rebounds for the Spartans and will head back to school along with fellow talented underclassman Gary Harris.