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Ex-Michigan State F Payne signs with Panathinaikos in Greece

Posted: 8:57 AM, Feb 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-06 13:57:15Z

Adreian Payne has taken his professional basketball career overseas, signing with Panathinaikos of the Greek Basketball League.

The team  announced the move  Monday.

Payne later posted on  Instagram  , saying he was excited to join a historic club and help it try to win a Euroleague title and Greek Championship.

The Orlando Magic waived the 6-foot-10 Payne last month, making him part of the fallout from a crisis at Michigan State University. The former Spartans forward was part of an ESPN report, detailing sexual assault allegations against former basketball and football players at the school.

Payne was drafted No. 15 overall in 2014 by Atlanta. He signed him to a two-way contract last August with the Magic, who kept him on their minor league team for much of the season.