Cameron Payne

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Cameron Payne is an American professional basketball player. Cameron Payne plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His jersey number is 15 as a point guard. 

Early Life and Education

Payne was born on August 8, 1994, in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. He is currently 27 years old and his birth sign is Leo.

He is the younger son of Tony Payne and Leshawan Payne. Payne’s elder brother Tony Jr. Payne was the point guard and played at Lane College.

His father Tony Payne also used to be a point guard in high school. Later he worked as an AAU coach.

Payne was raised with his elder brother Tony Jr. in Bartlett, Tennessee, United States. He is of the Christian religion and his nationality is American.

Since childhood, he had a keen interest in basketball. He also loves dogs and likes to travel as well. 

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Caption: Cameron Payne with his mother
Source: Instagram

Education and Early Career

He enrolled in Lausanne collegiate school, in Memphis, Tennessee, the US for his education in high school. Further, he joined Murray State (2013-1015).

Payne made an immediate great impact as a freshman, averaging 16.8 points, 5.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game en route to All-Ohio Valley Conference First team and OVC Rookie of the year honors. His hobby is playing basketball.

Cameron Payne – Net Worth 2023

His salary is $346,288 and his net worth is around $12 million. His source of income is playing basketball. Payne is the 17th best-paid player of the Phoenix Suns.

Body Measurements

Payne is 6 feet 3 inches tall with a weight of 80 kg. He has an oval-shaped fair face with curly black hair and shiny black eyes.

His shoe size is 14(US), his chest size is 38”, his biceps size is 13’’ and his waist size is 30’’. His body type is straight.

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Caption: Cameron Payne’s career life
Source: Instagram

Career and Professional Life


His career started in high school when he was recruited by coach William Small to play college basketball at Murray State, which transformed him from a little-known college recruit to a potential NBA lottery pick.

He became famous after he played college basketball for Murray State. His nicknames are The Campaign, Killa Cam and Cam. He is best known as the tank commander.

On June 25, 2015, Payne was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 14 overall picks in the 2015 NBA draft.

He made his debut for Thunder on November 1 in 117-93 wins over the Denver Nuggets, recording three assists in four minutes.

On December 5, he got assigned to the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder’s D-League affiliate.

On February 23, 2017, Payne was traded to the Chicago Bulls. He made his debut for the Bulls on February 22, 2018, in a 116-115 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

On March 17, 2018, he recorded his first professional double-double in his NBA career, putting up 13 points, and on October 24, 2018, he scored all of his career-high 21 points in the second half of the Bull’s 112-110 win over the Charlotte Hornets.


On January 6, 2019, Payne signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and on July 25, 2019, he signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors.

He played 12 minutes against the Houston Rockets in a preseason game and tallied four points, one assist, and one rebound on October 8, 2019.

Moreover, on 12th November 2019, he report joining the Shanxi Loongs.

He played in two games, averaging 22.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 4.5 steals per contest. In March 2020, Payne got the name of NBA G-League player of the week.

On July 31, 2020. He made his debut in the 2020 NBA Bubble, where he recorded nine points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.

On August 7, 2020, Payne recorded a season-high with 15 points. On March 4, Payne recorded his career double-double in the NBA, leading the Suns that night with 17 points and 10 assists.

Payne helped the Suns to reach the 2021 NBA finals. On March 4, 2022, Payne recorded a career-high with 16 assists in a 115-114 win over the New York Knicks.


Payne earned second straight OVC player of the year in 2015. He also won the Lute Olson award in 2015.

In 2014, he became the OVC freshman of the year.  In the same year, Payne got highlighted for 2* First-team All-OVC.

Relationship Status

Payne is in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend L. A girl, Lisa. They’ve openly shown their relationship on social media by posting multiple pictures together on Instagram.

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Caption: Cameron Payne with his girlfriend
Source: Instagram


He had a rumor about dating the Instagram model named Aaleeyah Petty. The news about their relationship came to highlight in 2016 when they shared a picture on Instagram.

Cameron Payne – Social Media

He is available on Instagram (@smoothcp1) with 201k followers and 337 posts. He has 37.6k followers with 14.9k Tweets on Twitter.