Payton Willis 1
Payton  Willis
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ark.

High School:
Fayetteville

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 182

Position:
G

 

02/14/2018

Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 81, Mississippi State 80

02/14/2018

Vanderbilt tops Mississippi State, 81-80

Riley LaChance's 3-pointer lifts Dores to victory

02/07/2018

Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 81, Georgia 66

01/13/2018

Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

No. 20/21 Kentucky 74, Vanderbilt 67

02/07/2017

MBB takes down Hogs in Fayetteville, 72-59

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

03/07/2018

Vanderbilt @ Georgia (USATSI)

Vanderbilt @ Georgia

02/27/2018

Green's Photos

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

02/27/2018

Vanderbilt vs. Missouri (USATSI)

Vanderbilt vs. Missouri (USATSI) Men's Basketball

02/20/2018

Vanderbilt @ LSU (USATSI)

Vanderbilt vs. LSU

02/14/2018

Russell's Photos

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

General:
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 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, 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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