Elfrid Payton Jr. is an American basketball player born in Gretna, Louisiana. He is a point guard of the Magic in NBA.
Elfrid is a Gold medalist in FIBA U-19 world cup representing the National Team of US. His other honors include Lefty Driesell Award when he was declared National Defensive Player of the Year, multiple times wins of First-team All-Sun Belt honors and many other titles during his college and NBA career.
Elfrid Payton Family
Elfrid Jr. is born to Elfrid Payton Sr. and Danielle Payton. His father is a former football player who appeared in the Canadian Football League. Elfrid Jr. is grown up with his five sisters, Brianna, Erin, Ashley, Shamyra and Courtney.
He is dating a girl from Gretna named Jessica Victoria. Elfrid usually posts pictures with his girlfriend hanging-out at various exotic locations and restaurants. But, the duo has not publically accepted that they are dating each other.
Elfrid has put his life in a private zone and seems shy to talk openly about his relationship with Jessica. Probably, he is waiting for the right time to talk about his personal life in front of the media. His relationship status is not single rather it is complicated.
Elfrid Payton Education
Elfrid joined John Ehret High School where he completed his primary education. Then, he got enrolled in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he played basketball and completed his graduation.
Elfrid Payton Career
Elfrid didn’t play basketball in his high school where he was not interested in sports and just stayed focused on studies. But, his father was always supportive when he played basketball in Louisiana.
The average was 15.9 points, 5.6 points for rebounds with 5.5 points for assists. Elfrid; being a good athlete, participated in FIBA U-19 World Championship.
When Elfrid played as a junior, he helped his team to NCAA Tournament and he evolved as a top defender along the floor.
He increased his basketball average to 19.2 points and 6 rebounds as compared to the previous season he played at Louisiana. Elfrid was picked by the Philadelphia 76ers of NBA in the 2014 draft.
Later, he was traded to the Orlando Magic and he signed his first rookie contract. He scored his first career triple-double against loss to Dallas Mavericks.
He again scored a triple-double in the next game and became the first Magic player of NBA to score back-to-back triple-doubles after 17 years.
He remained under contract with the franchise for four-years and he averaged 10.3 points with 4.1 rebounds and 6.8 assists each game. He scored his career highest 30 points against the loss to Washington Wizards with a shooting percentile of 68.9%.
Elfrid was traded to Phoenix Suns in 2018, where he made a victorious debut scoring 19 points and 9 assists in the match. After that, he got traded to another team, New Orleans Pelicans.
In his debut game, he scored exactly 10, 10, 10 points, rebounds, assists respectively and became the first player in the history of NBA to do so.
The same season, he scored highest 15 rebounds in a loss against Milwaukee Bucks and highest 16 assists in a loss against Portland Trailblazers.
Elfrid was traded to New York Knicks and he is still playing for the franchise. Probably, he is the only player in NBA history to score multiples times triple-doubles in regular NBA matches.
Elfrid Payton Net Worth
Elfrid signed his first rookie contract with the Magic in $8 million. Recently he signed a two-year contract with the Pelicans in $18 million. His total earnings are above $34 million.
Elfrid Payton Basketball Shoes
- Nike KD 9
- Nike Kobe AD Exodus
- Nike Kobe AD Mid