2012-13 (SENIOR): Named Preseason First Team All-Summit League...Named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 12 Second Team...Tabbed The Summit League's ‘Defensive Player of the Year’, while also being named to the All-Summit League First Team...Also named First Team All-League by College Sports Madness...Earned the conference's Male ‘Athlete of the Month’ for December after he helped lead the Fighting Leathernecks to a perfect 6-0 overall record and 3-0 conference mark during December, and averaged a double-double (13.7 points & 10.0 rebounds) in the process...Tabbed the league's 'Player of the Week' on January 7 when he averaged 11.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 6.0 blocked shots, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game...Finished the season ranked in the top 45 of four national categories: #22 in field goal percentage (56.9), #25 in blocks per game (2.5), #26 in rebounds per game (9.6), and #42 in double doubles (11)...Finished the year ranked in several Summit League categories: 1st in blocks (65), 1st in rebounds per game (9.6), 2nd in defensevie rebounds (179), 3rd in FG% (56.9), 3rd in total rebounds (249), 4th in offensive rebounds (70), and 8th in points per game (12.7)...Started 26 games before injuring his foot and missing the remainder of the season...Averaged 31.4 minutes per game...led the team in points per game (12.7), rebounds and rebounds per game (249/9.6), blocks and blocks per game (65/2.5), and field goals made (141)...Finished second in total points (329) and field goal percentage (.569)...Also had 47 free throws, 41 assists and 25 steals...Had seven rebounds through the first 18 games and only missed the mark twice all year...Reached double figures in scoring 19 times...Reached double figures in rebounds on 12 occasions...Scored more than 20 points in a game twice, first at Evansville (21) then versus Greenville College (22) when he broke a school record going 11-of-11 from the field...Also tallied 19 points in three games...Pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds at Kansas City...Finished his career ranked second at Western in blocks (111)...His 65 blocks rank fourth on the single-season list...His 550 career rebounds ranks 15th all-time at Western...Had eight games as Western leading scorer...24 games as Western's leading rebounder.
2011-12 (JUNIOR): Named 2012 Summit League Honorable Mention, and to the 2012 Summit League All-Newcomer team...Appeared in all 33 games, and started 32 of them...Finished first on the team with 161 total field goals, field goal percentage (.610), rebounds (301, 9.1 per game), blocks (46)...Finished the season with a Summit League best nine double-doubles...Led the Summit League with 13 10-plus rebound games...Had 23 games with 10-plus points per game...Scored a career-high 25 points at North Dakota State (2/25/12)...Grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds twice, versus Greenville College (11/22/11) and versus North Dakota State (12/1/11).
PRIOR TO WESTERN: Spent two seasons at Iowa Central Community College...Averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds during the 2010-11...Named First Team JUCO Division II All-America after his 2010-11 season...Tabbed Region XI 'Player of the Year' and earned First Team All-Region honors both seasons at Iowa Central...Finished his sophomore season shooting 61 percent from the floor...Racked up 100 blocks, 41 assists and 32 steals during the 2010-11 season...Registered 19 double-doubles during his sophomore year...Ranked sixth nationally in rebounds and eighth in blocked shots leading ICCC to a 23-11 record and regional title game appearance...Averaged a conference-best 10.9 rebounds per game and blocked 81 shots as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Beloit Memorial in 2009...Played under head coach Jay Bryant...Averaged 13 points and 12 rebounds per game...Helped lead his team to a section championship and state appearance as a senior.
PERSONAL: Son of Leroy and Tonya Payton...Lists his parents as the most influential people in his life...Favorite sports team is the Baltimore Ravens...Favorite musical artists are Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane...Has one son named Terell Jr...Favorite athletes are Amare Stoudemire and Lebron James.
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