The Board of Directors of the Ragin’ Cajuns Letterman Club announced on Monday that there will be only one inductee for the Louisiana Athletics Hall of Fame in 2020 and that will be Elfrid Payton.
Payton, a three-year letterwinner for Louisiana from 2012-14, will become the 30th member from the Ragin’ Cajuns Basketball program honored. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Payton will be formally inducted in a private ceremony on Friday, October 16th.
The Gretna, La., native and 10th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, recently completed his sixth season in the NBA, playing for the New York Knicks after previously playing for Orlando, Phoenix and his hometown New Orleans Pelicans.
Payton averaged 14.3 points per game and finished his career as the Ragin’ Cajuns all-time leader in steals with 197. The New Orleans native finished fifth in school history with 486 assists.