February 28, 2009

Coach key for Adreian Payne

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio--With a frame of 6-feet, 10-inches and 215 pounds, 17-year-old Jefferson Township (Ohio) junior center Adreian Payne could someday be in the NBA, says coach Art Winston.

"The question is, 'Does he know that'?" the Division IV coach asked after Wednesday's practice.

Jefferson Township, playing in the smallest school enrollment class in the Buckeye State playoffs, participates in Game 2 of its sectional tournament Saturday, 5 p.m., at Butler Vandalia. To cop a state championship the rural school last won in 1998, the Broncos must win seven more playoff games culminating with the title capper in Columbus.

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