Payton Willis 1
Payton  Willis

Fayetteville, Ark.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 182




MBB takes down Hogs in Fayetteville, 72-59

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


Vanderbilt edged out by Arkansas 71-70

Arkansas ended the game on a 7-0 run to claim the win


Vanderbilt-Arkansas Postgame Notes

Arkansas 71, Vanderbilt 70


Vanderbilt sets records in 90-63 victory over High Point

Commodores set a new program record with 19 made 3-pointers in win.


Vanderbilt knocks off Belmont 80-66

Luke Kornet led the way for the Commodores with a team-high 20 points


Photo Gallery vs. Belmont (Steve Green)

Photos from Vanderbilt-Belmont on Nov. 13, 2017 (Photos by Steve Green)


Vanderbilt vs. Austin Peay (11/10/17)

The Commodores defeated the Governors by a 73-54 margin


USATSI Gallery - NCAA Tournament 2017 - No. 8 Northwestern vs. No. 9 Vanderbilt

USATSI Gallery - NCAA Tournament 2017 - No. 8 Northwestern vs. No. 9 Vanderbilt


Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Rob Gray)

View Rob Gray's photos of the Commodores' game with Northwestern in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.


2017 NCAA Tournament Media/Practice Day (Rob Gray)

View Rob Gray's photos from Vanderbilt's practice day in Salt Lake City prior to the team's game in the NCAA Tournament.

Played in all 35 games and started 12 in his freshman season...Signed with the Commodores in the fall of 2015.

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 (9), Sierra (6), Soletta (5)...Chose the Commodores over Dayton and Minnesota...Advice to young people: "Be yourself".

Career Highs
17, vs. Butler (11/24/16)
FG Made: 5, vs. Butler (11/24/16)
FG Atts: 8, 2x, last at Alabama (1/7/16)
3FG Made: 3, 2x, last at LSU (12/29/16)
3FG Atts: 6, at LSU (12/29/16)
FT Made: 5, vs. Butler (11/24/16)
FT Atts: 6, 3x, last at Arkansas (2/7/17)
Rebounds: 5, 3x, last vs. Florida (3/10/17)
Assists: 8, vs. Santa Clara (11/25/16)
Turnovers: 5, vs. Minnesota (12/3/16)
Blocks: 1, 4x, last vs. Florida (3/4/17)
Steals: 2, at LSU (12/29/16)
Minutes: 32, 2x, last vs. Auburn (1/4/17)

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