|23 Jada Payne|
Redshirt Junior Jada Payne Receives Preseason All-Conference Second-Team Nod
Jada Payne notches a double-double in the setback
Pirates fall to 23rd-ranked Blue Raiders
The non-conference contest is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m.
ECU and William & Mary will tip-off at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9
East Carolina vs. No. 2 UConn
2013-14: Started in all 31 games for the Pirates as a redshirt sophomore ... Finished the year as ECU's leading scorer with 569 points to average 18.4 points per game...Her point total was the sixth most in a single season in program history and her points per game average ranked ninth ... Also led the team in rebounding with 231 boards for an average of 7.5 per contest ... Ranked first on the team in free throw percentage at .843 (103-of-127) ... Earned All-Conference USA First Team honors ... Named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State First Team ... Added 55 assists, 46 steals and six blocks ... Named ECU's Outstanding Player of the Year at the annual women's basketball end of the year awards reception...Poured in a career-high 33 points versus Cleveland State (12/1/13) after going 10-for-17 from the field ...Tallied a career-best 13 rebounds at George Washington (3/19/14) in the first round of the WNIT ... Grabbed a career-high six steals at Elon (11/23/13) ... Led the Pirates in scoring on 15 occasions ... Was ECU's leading rebounder 15 times...Posted a team-leading seven double-doubles on the year ... Registered a team-best 27 double-figure scoring games and eight double-figure rebound games ... Led East Carolina with 13 20-point performances and a pair of 30-point efforts...Member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Named to the ECU Athletics Director's Honor Roll.
2011-12 (at LaSalle): Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team as a freshman at La Salle...Two-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (11/14, 1/23)...Appeared in all 31 games, starting the first 26 of her career...Was team-high scorer in five contests, led team in rebounding twice...Scored team-high 15 points in collegiate debut against Lehigh (11/11)...Followed up with 16-point performance at Albany (11/13)...Earned first A-10 Rookie honor for those two performances...Poured in team-high 17 points against Florida (11/25) in the Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic at Long Island...Had four-game double-digit scoring streak from 1/14 to 1/28, averaging 15.8 ppg over that stretch...Netted game-high 18 points at Charlotte (1/18) along with team-best eight rebounds...Followed up with 24-point performance at Richmond (1/21) to earn second A-10 Rookie of the Week honors...Saw season and career-high 39 minutes of action at Richmond...Also dished out season- and career-best five assists against the Spiders...Followed up with team-best 11 points against St. Bonaventure (1/28)...Scored 13 points in Atlantic 10 Championship first round win over Xavier (3/2)...Named team Rookie of the Year at annual banquet.
Hickory High School: Led Hickory to a 28-3 record and the state finals in 2010-11...Led Hickory to the Northwestern 3A-4A and West 3A Regional titles...2011 McDonald's All-America nominee...Named the West 3A Regional Most Valuable Player...Also named the West MVP at the state finals...Hickory Daily Record Sports' All-Greater Hickory Girls' Player of the Year...Associated Press All-North Carolina Team...First Hickory female player to be invited to play in the North Carolina East-West All-Star game in at least eight years...Led her squad to the conference regular season title as a sophomore and both the regular season and tournament title as a junior, as well as the sectional finals in both seasons...As a junior, averaged 20 points and seven rebounds per game, along with five steals and four assists...Named all-conference, First Team All-District and Second Team All-Region in 2009-10.
Personal: Born Jada Ruth Payne on Oct. 8, 1993 in Lenoir, N.C...Daughter of Amanda Forney and Andrew Payne...Mother, Amanda, was a college basketball player at Lees-McRae and West Virginia Tech and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011...Majoring in communications.