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Top-10 player will visit Akron

By mrasor Published: March 31, 2009

Men's basketball
The No. 10 player in the nation scheduled a visit to Akron's campus for April 18.
Despite offers from the likes of Kentucky, Ohio State, Pitt and Tennessee, Akron's campus is Adriean Payne's only scheduled visit.
Payne is 6-foot-10, but his doctors say he has seven-foot potential. He plays on a loaded AAU team, but like Zeke Marshall, he wants to blaze his own trail -- to make his name where few names have been made.
Payne, a Dayton native, will visit with his grandmother and his high school coaches. With Akron's other available scholarship likely going to Darryl Roberts, Payne would be Akron's only recruit in 2010.
But if he signed with the Zips, you better believe it would make national headlines.
Payne wants a school with a great basketball program, solid academics and one that provides a chance to catch the eyes of NBA scouts. The most recent NBA Draft has shown that if you stand out, scouts will find you.

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