Payne earns GCAC Player of the Week honors
February 08, 2006
Shreveport, LA---As the 2006 basketball season begins to wind down with just four games remaining, rivalries among teams in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference heat up as they make their one last push towards a Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championship. Pilot shooting guard Fredericko Payne has been a large factor in the Pilots success this season that has the LSUS Pilots (8-2), currently one game behind the Spring Hill College Badgers (9-1). Payne has delivered some very impressive numbers down the stretch in very big games, and the 2005 GCAC Player of the Year has earned Player of the Week Honors after averaging 22.5 points and five rebounds leading the Pilots to a perfect 2-0 record on the week with wins over Tougaloo College and No. 15 University of Mobile.
The 5’10 senior from Dubach, LA leads the Pilots in scoring averaging 20.8 per contest. While his current scoring average is down from his 2005 All-American campaign when he led the NAIA in scoring with 25.0 points per game, Payne’s shooting percentage has improved from 38.9% to 43.2%, which includes 41% shooting from beyond the three-point line which is up from 34.2% last season.
Payne and the Pilots will be in action again Thursday night when they will travel to Baton Rouge to take on the Southern University of New Orleans Knights in GCAC action. Tip-off has been rescheduled to 5:00pm.