23  Jada Payne
Jada  Payne

RS Senior


High School:

Last College:
La Salle




Kruczynski, Alcorn Named April Student-Athletes Of The Month

Duo Recognized For Athletic Success During The Month


Tyler, Padgett Named March Student-Athletes Of The Month

Duo Recognized For Athletic Success During The Month


Dugan, Gustafsson-Spang Named February Student-Athletes Of The Month

Duo Recognized For Athletic, Academic Success During The Month


ECU Drops 92-51 Decision to No. 1 UConn

Payne led the team with 16 points and five rebounds.


Payne, Taylor Earn All-American Athletic Conference Honors

Payne Chosen to First Team, Taylor Second Team For Second Year In A Row


UConn vs. East Carolina

Check out the photo gallery from the women's basketball game against UConn.


East Carolina vs. No. 1 UConn

East Carolina vs. No. 1 UConn February 20, 2016


East Carolina vs. No. 2 UConn

East Carolina vs. No. 2 UConn

Career: Closed four-year career with 2,029 total points…Scored 1,757 points in three seasons at ECU to conclude career at No. 3 on the program’s all-time list…Finished career with the highest free throw percentage in ECU history going 298-for-357 (.835)…Made the second-most three-pointers (187) in program history in just three seasons…Tied for the fourth-highest three-point field goal percentage in school history (.364)...Became the second player in program history to be named an all-conference first team selection three-consecutive years.

Selected to the All-American Athletic Conference First Team for the second year in a row…Listed on The American’s weekly honor roll six times (Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Jan. 4, Jan. 11 and March 1)…Named to the Dawn Staley Award Mid-Season Watch List…Scored 625 points on the year – the second most in a single season in program history…Averaged 19.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.9 steals in 37.6 minutes per game…Her 19.5 points ranked second in the conference and second in a single season in program history…Shot 48.3 percent (237-for-491) from the field, 37-for-139 (.266) from three and 114-for-141 (.809) at the free throw line…Led the Pirates in scoring, steals, blocks and minutes played while ranking second in assists and rebounding…Compiled 11 double-doubles…Led all NCAA players with six double-doubles in the month of November…Scored in double-figures 30 times…Had at least seven rebounds in 22 different contests…Had three or more assists in 15 different contests…Snared three or more steals 12 times…Converted 14 three-point plays…Led ECU in scoring 20 times, rebounding 12 times and assists eight times…Scored 20 or more points in 17 different games…Had seven performances comprising at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, five of which she eclipsed 25 points…Opened the season with 27 points on 9-for-16 shooting, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals while playing all 40 minutes against UTRGV (11/13)…Had 20 points on 8-for-9 shooting to go with seven rebounds, four steals and matched a career-high seven assists in just 25 minutes of action at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/14)…Posted 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes against Alcorn State (11/17)…Shot 11-for-12 from the field for 26 points to go with 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals with no turnovers in 31 minutes against Presbyterian (11/20)…Erupted for 25 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks at Delaware (11/22)…Shot 9-for-15 for 20 points against Creighton (11/26)…Notched 20 points, 16 rebounds, five steals and three assists against Eastern Washington (11/27)…Went 8-for-14 from the field to finish with 22 points, 13 rebounds and four assists against No. 19 Northwestern (11/28)…Scored 23 points and played all 40 minutes at Auburn (12/5)…Compiled 18 points and 10 rebounds versus Chattanooga (12/18)…Posted 14 points and 6 rebounds against No. 2 South Carolina…Made a career-high 13 field goals and scored 31 points in the conference opener at Tulsa (12/30)…Scored 19 points with seven boards against No. 20/17 USF (1/2)…Put up 12 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals against Tulane (1/5)…Had 27 points, 14 rebounds and three steals in a road win at UCF (1/7)…Compiled 24 points, 10 rebounds and three steals against Houston (1/14)…Stuffed her stat line with eight points, eight boards, five assists, three steals and a career-high three blocks against Cincinnati (1/20)…Shot 11-for-15 and scored a game-high 28 points at Tulane (1/23)…Posted 16 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a pair of steals against Tulane (2/3)…Shot 7-for-10 with 15 points at No. 1 UConn (2/6)…Scored a game-high 21 points at Houston (2/17)…Had 22 points, six rebounds and four assists at Cincinnati (2/24)…Shot 12-for-19 with 28 points and seven rebounds at Memphis (2/27)…Put up 23 points, five steals, four assists and a pair of blocks on Senior Night against SMU (2/29)…Shot 9-for-13 for 26 points, nine boards and three steals against Cincinnati (3/4) in the first round of the conference tournament…Scored 16 points against No. 1 UConn (3/5) in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

Selected to the All-American Athletic Conference First Team…Named American Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week on Dec. 15…Chosen to The American’s weekly honor roll five times (Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Dec. 22, Jan. 19, Feb. 23)…A Preseason All-American Athletic Conference Second Team pick…Named ECUs’ Female Athlete-of-the-Year at its annual awards ceremony…Became just the 22nd player in program history to eclipse 1,000 points in an ECU uniform in a 20-point performance against SMU (2/18)…Broke her own school record for three-pointers in a season with 80…Topped her own school record for free throw percentage in a season (.865)…Concluded the season ranked 17th on the program’s all-time scoring list with 1,132…Scored a team-high 563 points on the year – the seventh most in a single season in program history…Started 32 of the team’s 33 games during her junior campaign…Amassed double-digit points in 31 contests, led the Pirates in scoring 23 times and scored 20 or more points in 11 contests… Knocked down three or more three-pointers in 15 different ballgames…Posted four double-doubles on the year…Led ECU in rebounding on seven occasions, had three or more assists six times and three or more steals in four games…Averaged a team-best 17.1 points and 5.5 rebounds in 32.4 minutes per game…Shot .427 (203-475) overall and .419 (80-191) from three-point range on the year…Her 17.1 points per game ranked fourth among all players in the conference, while her .865 (77-89) free throw percentage was tops in The American…Recorded her first double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds, including a career-high seven offensive boards, in 28 minutes in the season-opening win over Fairfield (11/14)…Scored 19-points with five rebounds, a season-high five steals and two blocks in 30 minutes at Rhode Island (11/15)…One of five players named to the URI All-Tournament Team…Matched career highs in field goals made (10) and rebounds (13) to go with a game-high 24 points for her second double-double of the year in the home-opening victory over College of Charleston (11/19)…Notched her 10th-career and third double-double of the year with 12 points and 10 boards in just 27 minutes against Bethune-Cookman (11/23)…Shot 9-for-18 and finished with 21 points at Cleveland State (12/4)…Scored 22 points in the win at Ohio (12/6)…Shot 8-for-10 overall and 4-for-5 from three en route to 24 points in just 23 minutes at Loyola-Maryland (12/9) for her third straight 20-point performance…Posted her fourth double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds to go with three assists  against Norfolk State (12/20)…Scored 18 points and played a season-high 38 minutes at Memphis (1/4)…Handed out a career-high seven assists against Tulane (1/7)…Shot 9-for-13 and 5-for-7 from beyond the arc for a season-high 26 points in the win at Houston (1/10)…She shot a perfect 8-for-8 overall and 5-for-5 from three for 22 points in the first half against the Cougars…Went 9-for-16 from the field and finished with 20 points in the win over Memphis (1/18)…Had 14 points, four rebounds, four assists and three stills in the comeback triumph at Tulane (1/31)…Dropped in 20 points and had a career-high three blocks in the upset win over No. 25 USF (2/15)…Scored 12 of ECU’s first 16 points and finished with a game-high 20 points as she eclipsed the 1,000-point mark against SMU (2/18)…Took a season-high 20 shots and finished with a game-high 22 points and six rebounds in the win over No. 4 seed Temple in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Championship (3/7)…Scored 15 points to go with seven rebounds and surpassed her single-season school record for three-pointers made with three against No. 1 UConn in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Championship (3/8)…Shot 8-for-15 and scored 22 points in the WNIT first round win over Radford (3/18)…Scored 19 points on 7-for-15 shooting, including 4-for-7 from three, against NC State in the second round of the WNIT (3/22).

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.

2012-13: Redshirted.

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.