Point Guard for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Elfrid Payton played college basketball at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where in 2014 he won the Lefty Driesell Award as National College Defensive Player of the Year. Payton entered the 2014 NBA Draft and was selected as the 10th overall pick. Elfrid had an outstanding rookie year finishing 4th place in the NBA Rookie of the Year Voting. In addition, Payton received 2015 Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors. Payton made Magic history during the 2015-2016 season becoming the first Magic rookie to post consecutive triple doubles during an NBA season and the first NBA Rookie to do it since 1997. Elfrid also was selected to participate in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend in 2015 and 2016.