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2020 Australian Basketball Recruit – Calvin Payne

The Student

  • Attends: Melbourne Grammar School, Victoria
  • Preferred Course of Study: Business Related
  • Best SAT scores: 1180
    • MATH: 620
    • READING: 560
  • Academic Awards:
    • 2019 – Australian Barista School certificate for understanding the procedures and components used in coffee-making
    • 2019 – Australian Barista School certificate for being able to create coffee art
    • 2019 – Institute of Training & Further Education (ITFE) certificate for hygienic practices and food safety
  • See link below for academic reference

The Person

  • Those who know Calvin describe him as someone who is passionate, committed, respectful and who has a positive outlook and strong work ethic.
  • Calvin is a highly motivated and goal orientated young man and student with a very strong aptitude for leadership and involvement in sport. Most notably, reflected by his role as Varsity Basketball Co-Captain.
  • Calvin is an active member in both his school and wider-community, participating in many volunteer opportunities including Swags for the Homeless Sleep Out, Million Paws Walk, Mother’s Day Fun Run and raising funds for each of these events to help with their organisation. He as also given his time to coach young children in basketball clinics and group sessions for The Hoop School.
  • See link below to School Character Reference 

The Player

  • Height: 6’4”
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Position: PG, SG or SF
  • Right-handed
  • Strengths:
    • Shooting
    • Passing (in the half court, and the fast break)
    • On ball defence (active hands and can force turnovers)
    • Off ball defence (contesting shots and stopping the ball from split line)
    • High basketball IQ (rarely turn the ball over)
    • Length
    • Good at reading options in the pick n roll
  • Teams Represented:
    • Melbourne Tigers: U12, U14 & U16
    • Sandringham Sabres: U18
    • Altona Gators: U21
    • 2015 – 2019 – Melbourne Grammar School Varsity Team
  • Awards Received: 
    • Selected by Andrew Gaze (Australian Olympian, NBL and NBA player, and previously Sydney Kings Coach for NBL) to play Melbourne Tigers – 16-1, 14-1, 14-2, 12-1
    • 2019 – Melbourne Grammar School Varsity Basketball Co-Captain
    • 2016 – 2019 – Played as a starter for the Melbourne Grammar School varsity team as a freshman to senior
    • 2018 – Played AAU in Las Vegas in the Las Vegas Classic (High Elite Invitational Tournament)
    • 2018 – Played AAU in Los Angeles in the Adidas Gauntlet (High Elite Invitational Tournament)
    • 2017 – Victorian Junior League Vic Reserves U18 Boys Premiers (Sandringham Sabres)
    • 2015 – Played in San Francisco with Melbourne Grammar School in a tournament against other High Schools
    • 2015 – Played in Sacramento with Melbourne Grammar School in a tournament against other High Schools
    • 2015 – Victorian Junior League U16 Boys Premiers (Melbourne Tigers)
    • 2014 – Norwood Easter Classic U14 Boys Championship Grade Winners
    • 2014 – Melbourne Tigers Tournament Boys U14 Rep A Winners
    • 2014 – U14 Boys Australian Championships Albury – 3rd Place
  • See link below for Coach Reference
  • See link below for Athletic Resume
  • View snapshot video below


If you feel that Calvin could be a good fit, please contact Maria Hopes.

Phone: +61 414 477 476 | Email: maria@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: maria.hopes