Payton Willis - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#1 Payton Willis Season 2016-17


Class Freshman
Height 6'4"
Weight 182
Hometown Fayetteville, Ark.
High School Fayetteville

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)