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Adreian Payne wins Outreach Award

Updated: April 12, 2014, 2:39 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Adreian Payne of Michigan State was honored at the John R. Wooden Award gala Friday night for his friendship with a cancer-stricken 8-year-old girl.

Payne received the first Outreach Award at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He attended the gala three days after the death of Lacey Holsworth of St. Johns, Mich., who was stricken with neuroblastoma in 2011.

"She wouldn't want me to be sad," Payne said. "It's hard."

The crowd stood to applaud Payne, who spoke softly ...

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