H.S. BASKETBALL | Alexander "Zan" Payne Hopes To Follow In Dad's Footsteps

12/22/2017 12:04 PM

Alexander “Zan” Payne is a typical high school basketball player. As a senior at Lexington Catholic, he just wants to improve his game enough to get some Division-1 looks, and help his team become better.

What makes Zan different, is his last name. His father, Kenny Payne, is a former star at the University of Louisville who went on to play in the NBA and is now an assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Kentucky.

There has been talk about Zan possibly walking on at Kentucky next season. He said it’s a possibility, but his dad would like him to earn a scholarship somewhere.

Watch Bradley McKee’s full story here:

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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