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EJ Paymon named as Mr. Basketball in 4A

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Eric Paymon Jr.: Photo by Alvin Carter

CLINTON, Miss. – Eric Paymon from Raymond and Jacilyn Houston from Louisville become the inaugural winners in Class 4A of the Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards, given by the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) alongside the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) and presented by C Spire.

The MHSAA and MAC have teamed up with C Spire to recognize one Mr. Basketball and one Miss Basketball in each of the MHSAA’s six classifications. The winners in each class will be released in consecutive days, continuing with 4A on Sunday (Feb. 19) and concluding with 6A on Tuesday (Feb. 21).

The senior big man for the Raymond Rangers, Paymon averages more than 21 points per game to go along with 9.2 boards, 3.5 assists, and two blocks

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