The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 26, 2015 · 13
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The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · 13

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SPOE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The Oklahoman's Super 30 Our latest edition of the Super 30 football recruiting rankings for the 2016 class, with one feature story each day, counting down from No. 30 to No. 1. IN SATURDAY'S EDITION OF THE OKLAHOMAN FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015 NBA DRAFT NEWSOK.COM OKLAHOMAN.COM PAYNE RELIEF THUNDER OPTS FOR MURRAY STATE POINT GUARD CAMERON PAYNE WITH 14TH PICK CAMERON PAYNE Point guard School: Murray State :6-2 183 Birthdate: Aug. 8, 1994 2014-15 stats: 20.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 6.0 apg, 1.8 spg Quotable: "He has the ability to make a special play every possession." Iowa State coach Steve Prohm, who coached Payne at Murray State. Payne coming to OKC with something to prove The player that had been linked to the Thunder for weeks fell in Oklahoma City's lap Thursday night. With the 14th pick in Thurs -day night's draft, the Thunder selected Murray State point guard Cameron Payne. Payne averaged 20.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, six assists and 1.8 steals as a sophomore last season. With the Thunder next season, Payne is projected to be the third string point guard 52 Darnell Mayberry dmayberry(3 oklahoman.com behind starter Russell West-brook and backup D.J. Augus - "I can be the next success (from a mid-major college SEE PAYNE, PAGE 3B Confident Payne excited to join the Thunder From the fitted navy blue suit jacket to the white dress pants to the floral pocket pin to the blindingly shiny watch, Cameron Payne's draft night outfit screamed confidence. Much like the Thunder's established star point guard, its newest point guard fancies himself as a stylish dude. "I can be a bit spiffy," Payne said. But his outfit wasn't the only thing doing the talking Thursday night. Payne was, too. jtht Anthony fZ Slater aslater(3 oklahoman.coi Moments after the Thunder selected him 14th overall, Payne stepped off the stage, strolled into a nationally televised interview and referred SEE THUNDER, PAGE 3B LOTTERY SELECTIONS 1. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES: C KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS, KENTUCKY 2. LOS ANGELES LAKERS: PG DANGEL0 RUSSELL, OHIO STATE 3. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS: C JAHLIL 0KAF0R, DUKE 4. NEW YORK KNICKS: PF KRISTAPS PORZINGIS, LATVIA 5. ORLANDO MAGIC: SF MARIO HEZ0NJA, CROATIA 6. SACRAMENTO KINGS: PF WILLIE CAULEY-STEIN, KENTUCKY 7. DENVER NUGGETS: PG EMMANUEL MUDIAY, CHINA 8. DETROIT PISTONS: SF STANLEY JOHNSON, ARIZONA 9. CHARLOTTE HORNETS: C FRANK KAMINSKY, WISCONSIN 10. MIAMI HEAT: SF JUSTISE WINSL0W, DUKE 11. INDIANA PACERS: PF MYLES TURNER, TEXAS 12. UTAH JAZZ: PF TREY LYLES, KENTUCKY 13. PHOENIX SUNS: SG DEVIN BOOKER, KENTUCKY 14. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER: PG CAMERON PAYNE, MURRAY STATE After 49 years, Channel 4 will never be the same Bob Barry Sr., foreground, and Bob Barry Jr., background, provided their voices to Channel 4 for 49 years. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES In 1966, the Braves were in Milwaukee, the Marines were in Vietnam and the Beatles were in mop-tops. In 1 9 6 6 , Jim Macken -zie coached the Sooners. Phil Cutchin coached the Cowboys. Eddie Sutton coached Southern Idaho Junior College. In 1966, Channel 4 hired Bob Barry. And for 49 years, a Bob Barry, Senior or Junior, delivered the nightly sports into Oklahoma homes. Until i Berry Ls , Tramel Jit- btramel(3 oklahoman.com last weekend, when Bob Barry Jr. was killed in a motor scooter crash. Gone too young, at age 58. News changes. Television changes. Viewers change. But some things stayed the same. For half a century, Channel 4 had an iconic Bob Barry reporting sports. Channel 4 has changed call letters more often (twice) than it's changed sports directors (once since 1970). From WKYto KTVY to now KFOR. From Bob Barry Sr. to Bob Barry Jr. in 1997. "It's incredible," said Kevin Ogle, himself part of Channel 4's impressive tradition. "Of course, we grew up with the Barrys. They've always been there. "There's always been a Barry on Channel 4 since I can remember. Channel 4 and the Barrys are so linked together ... the spiritual connection will always be there." BBJ joined his dad in 1982, and any squawks of nepotism were drowned out quickly by Junior's on - air presence . He was smooth and entertaining and knowledgeable . SEE TRAMEL, PAGE 6B

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