Payne’s Travels

Cully Payne can’t sit still.

I just read where the Schaumburg graduate transfered from Iowa to Loyola for next season. By my count, that makes the North Side Chicago college his fourth. To be fair, he never played for DePaul or Alabama.

I covered Payne for two seasons when he played for the Saxons. By the way, Schaumburg was his second high school.

Cully was a captivating player to watch, someone who made basketball fun again. His natural skills were as smooth as a freshly polished floor.

Off the court, he must be different. Who changes his mind this much? Two high schools? Four colleges? Cully graduated high school in 2009. Whose parents let him do this?

Porter Moser, Loyola’s new coach, better not memorize Cully’s address.

Because he has three years of eligibility left, I was joking with a friend that Cully could come full circle by leaving for UIC and then end up at Northern Illinois, which isn’t too far from Burlington Central, where he played high school ball as a freshman and sophomore.

Cully’s not alone in this affliction. His sister Katelyn played at three high schools, including Fenwick, before enrolling at Florida Gulf Coast University. That’s where her trail runs cold. Not sure where she is now.

In case you were worried about losing your Payne fix, don’t fear. Quinten Payne is a sophomore at St. Charles North.

As far I as know, he’s only played for the North Stars. Give him time.

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