Julian Payton, 5’11”, 160, PG, Freshman

Posted: September 19, 2017 in AVC Men's Basketball
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Julian Payton, 6’0″, 160, PG

Julian graduated in Los Vegas, NV,  from Bishop Gorman HS in 2016.  He was scheduled to join Washington Academy in North Carolina after his graduation but instead had shoulder surgery that required intensive rehabilitation.

As a senior in high school, Julian was ranked a 2-Star player and was described as a wiry point guard with very long arms, big feet and a great feel for the game.  He has ideal speed and quickness and his transition game is impressive.  He can pop in the floater or nail the 3-point shot.  He possesses good vision on the break.

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Julian joins AVC after nearly two years of rehabilitation from his surgery. He is excited about getting back to basketball.  Julian stated he chose AVC as the team he would join as he rebuilds his basketball strength and game because it was highly recommended by basketball experts that he trusts.

Payton has a very realistic view of his future.  As far as basketball is concerned, he would like to improve as much as possible at AVC and then receive a university basketball scholarship.  “If all things work out for the best for me in basketball, I would love to play professional basketball overseas.”

“My academic goals for the future are to get a business degree and then a MBA.” “I would like to spend my life in the business end of basketball, possibly with the NBA,” said Payton.

When Julian Payton, 5’11”, 160 arrived at AVC he joined two friends/acquaintances at the college.  Jamar Kemp, 6’8″, 300 post player, sophomore is known via their families.  Both of these young men’s father’s were long time stars in the NBA;  Gary Payton, 1990-2003(13 years) and Shawn Kemp, 1989-1997(14 years) both with the  Seattle Supersonics.  Additionally, AVC’s Greg Floyd, 6’10”, 210 freshman shooting forward played in Las Vegas, Nevada when Payton played his senior year in high school there.  A “family” reunion!

Julian will be working as hard as possible to get himself back into top basketball conditioning in the months to come.  Payton could add a solid point guard skill set that would help AVC in the next several years.



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