Payton Willis 1
Payton  Willis

Fayetteville, Ark.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 182




Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 81, Mississippi State 80


Vanderbilt tops Mississippi State, 81-80

Riley LaChance's 3-pointer lifts Dores to victory


Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 81, Georgia 66


Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

No. 20/21 Kentucky 74, Vanderbilt 67


MBB takes down Hogs in Fayetteville, 72-59

Senior Nolan Cressler led five players in double figures with 13 points.


Vanderbilt @ Georgia (USATSI)

Vanderbilt @ Georgia


Green's Photos

Images from the Vanderbilt-Missouri game on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Memorial Gym. (Photos by Steve Green)


Vanderbilt vs. Missouri (USATSI)

Vanderbilt vs. Missouri (USATSI) Men's Basketball


Vanderbilt @ LSU (USATSI)

Vanderbilt vs. LSU


Russell's Photos

Images from Vanderbilt's conference game against Mississippi State in Memorial Gym on on Feb. 14, 2018. (Photos by John Russell)

Played in 31 games and made four starts as a sophomore...Signed with the Commodores in the fall of 2015.

2017-18 (Sophomore):
Played in 31 games and made four starts…Averaged 5.1 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in 18.5 minutes…Scored in double figures in three games, including a season-high 15 points against Mississippi State in Nashville…Tallied 13 points against Georgia and 10 points at Florida…Made career-high five three pointers against Mississippi State in Nashville…Tied a career high with six rebounds at Arkansas…Dished out season-high four assists against Radford and at Florida…Played season-best 35 minutes in win over LSU in Nashville.

2016-17 (Freshman):

Played in all 35 games and started 12...Averaged 17.5 minutes per game...Averaged 5.2 points, 1.9 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per game...Scored a career-high 17 points againt Butler in Las Vegas...Tallied double digits in four other games in his freshman season...Made first career start vs. Santa Clara and dished out career-high eight assists vs. Broncos...Tallied eight points in homecoming win at Arkansas... Also scored eight points at Kentucky and eight points in win over Florida at SEC Tournament...Grabbed a a career-high five rebounds in three games (vs. Auburn, at Alabama, and vs. Florida in SEC Tournament). 

High School:
Attended Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, averaged 15.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game while also shooting 44.7% from three in his junior season and was honored as an all-conference and all-state selection as a sophomore and junior...Willis was ranked as the second-ranked player in the state of Arkansas, the 22nd-best point guard in the country by, and ranked as the 119th-best player in the nation by

Payton Willis...January 31, 1998...Son of Curtis Willis and Christy Duggar...Has three sisters, Elyse, Sierra, Soletta...Chose the Commodores over Dayton and Minnesota...Advice to young people: "Be yourself".

Career Highs

Points: 17, vs. Butler (11/24/16)
FG Made: 5, 2x, last vs. Miss. State (2/14/18)
FG Atts: 9, vs. Miss. State (2/14/18)
3FG Made: 5, vs. Miss. State (2/14/18)
3FG Atts: 9, vs. Miss. State (2/14/18)
FT Made: 5, vs. Butler (11/24/16)
FT Atts: 8, vs. Radford (11/28/17)
Rebounds: 6, 2x, last at Arkansas (2/10/18)
Assists: 8, vs. Santa Clara (11/25/16)
Turnovers: 5, vs. Minnesota (12/3/16)
Blocks: 1, 6x, last vs. Alcorn St. (12/22/17)
Steals: 2, 2x, last vs. Austin Peay (11/19/17)
Minutes: 35, vs. LSU (1/20/18)


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