Payton Willis 1
Payton  Willis
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ark.

High School:
Fayetteville

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 182

Position:
G

 

02/07/2017

MBB takes down Hogs in Fayetteville, 72-59

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

01/24/2017

Vanderbilt edged out by Arkansas 71-70

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

01/24/2017

Vanderbilt-Arkansas Postgame Notes

Arkansas 71, Vanderbilt 70

12/06/2016

Vanderbilt sets records in 90-63 victory over High Point

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

11/15/2016

Vanderbilt knocks off Belmont 80-66

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

03/16/2017

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

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

03/16/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern (Rob Gray)

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

03/15/2017

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.

03/11/2017

Vanderbilt 62, Arkansas 76 (SEC Tournament)

Photos from Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas at the SEC Tournament on 3/11/17.

03/11/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas (SEC Tournament)

SEC Tournament Semifinals on Mar. 11, 2017

General:
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 247sports.com, and ranked as the 119th-best player in the nation by Rivals.com.

Personal:
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
Points:
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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