Loyola Announces Men's Basketball Roster Changes
March 22, 2013
CHICAGO - Cully Payne (Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg), a junior guard on the Loyola University Chicago men's basketball team, will not return to school for his senior season head coach Porter Moser announced today. Subsequently, incoming freshman Quinten Payne (St. Charles, Ill../St. Charles North), the younger brother of Cully who signed a National Letter of Intent in November, has asked for and been granted a release from his NLI.
"Cully has indicated to me that he will not return for his senior season and subsequently, Quinten has asked for a release from his NLI," Moser said. "We wish Cully and Quinten nothing but the best in their future endeavors."
A transfer from the University of Iowa, who became eligible for the 2012-13 season, Cully Payne averaged 7.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, and team bests of 4.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game this year for the Ramblers. The 6-foot-1 point guard scored in double figures on eight occasions and poured in a season-high 24 points in a 69-61 victory at DePaul on December 29.
As a junior in 2011-12, Quinten Payne posted 16.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 3.1 apg, and 1.6 spg at St. Charles North High School.
Loyola more than doubled its win total from last year by notching 15 wins this season and Moser welcomes back two of his top four scorers in forward Christian Thomas (12.1 ppg), and guard Devon Turk (8.7 ppg).