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2015 NBA Draft picks: Oklahoma City Thunder select Cameron Payne

He was taken No. 14 overall.

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Murray State's Cameron Payne is off the board. The 6'2 sophomore has been selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The consensus third-best point guard was taken after seeing his stock rise following an excellent year.

Payne was fantastic on the offensive end and the biggest reason Murray State was among the best scoring teams in college basketball. He averaged 20 points and six assists per game while shooting 50 percent on two-point shots and 37 percent from beyond the arc. That ability to score and create made him a standout despite the Racers not making the tournament in his two years there.

Payne finished his college career with an appearance in the NIT final, which his team lost. He was great in their run, however, averaging 19 points and over seven assists, cementing his status as a special offensive talent before making the jump to the NBA.

It was rumored all along that the Thunder had promised Payne they would select him if he was there when they picked, just like they did with Reggie Jackson in 2011. Once again, Oklahoma City got its man.

Justin Danziger of Welcome To Loud City, SB Nation's Thunder blog, is happy the Thunder were able cash in with Payne.

The Thunder supposedly made a promise to Payne early on in the draft process, but I had doubts that he would fall this far.  Payne is an incredible fit in OKC's system. He is a capable backup to Westbrook; his inability to finish at the rim probably won't hurt him on a team that lives off of getting to the hoop. Payne can make a beautiful pick and roll duo with Enes Kanter.  Payne is another guy who is ready to contribute next year and I know that he will be a fan favorite coming off the bench. He is a low usage, high efficiency type of player that will be a big time contributor next season. I love this pick.

Payne is likely a long-term project for the Thunder, as they have Russell Westbrook and D.J. Augustin already under contract. If minutes do become available, his ability to score should allow Payne to contribute right away off the bench, as Danzinger said.

The Thunder know first hand that you can't have too many solid players, because injuries can be devastating. Payne has the talent to bolster their bench in the immediate future while potentially being the back up they need once Augustin's contract expires.

Now if he can only figure out the selfie stick.