Omar Payne, former Florida forward, reportedly re-enters NCAA transfer portal
Omar Payne started his college career at Florida, averaging just over 15 minutes per game for the Gators in his 2 seasons in Gainesville.
He transferred to Illinois this past offseason, but his playing time was cut in half, as he averaged 7.4 minutes per night for the Illini.
Now, per Matt Zenitz of On3 Sports, Payne has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal once again:
Illinois basketball forward Omar Payne has entered the transfer portal, @on3sports has learned.
Former top-50 recruit who started his college career at Florida.https://t.co/xWsWSZF8sP
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) April 2, 2022
Payne averaged 1.8 points and 1.7 rebounds per game during his 1 year at Illinois. He appeared in 32 games for the Illini, making 3 starts.
Where he ends up next remains to be seen, but it appears his time in Champaign is over.