We didn't know a whole lot about Adreian Payne before Duke played Michigan State in the NCAAs, but we liked what we learned about him. He's an interesting guy who has really improved his life. Given how far he's come as a student, we were really pleased to see that he was genuinely torn about leaving for the NBA. Sunday, he announced he would be returning.
His graduation is going to be a remarkable event for Payne. Given how much effort he has put into his education, our guess is that getting his diploma is going to be at least as, if not more rewarding, than being drafted.