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Boys Newcomer of the Year: Willis Smooth Operator For Fayetteville

Posted: March 29, 2014 at 5 a.m.

 STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Payton Willis of Fayetteville is the All-NWA Media Boys Basketball Newcomer of the Year.
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STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Payton Willis of Fayetteville is the All-NWA Media Boys Basketball Newcomer of the Year.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Payton Willis knew as soon as he joined the Fayetteville boys' basketball program he could have a big impact.

All-NWA Media Boys Newcomer of the Year

Payton Willis

School: Fayetteville

Class: Sophomore

Height: 6-2

Notable: Named All-Conference and All-State. … Averaged team-high 13.6 points per game, along with 3.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. … Scored 24 points in his first career game at Bulldog Arena against Springfield (Mo.) Parkview on Nov. 25 and had a school sophomore-record 30 points against Van Buren on Jan. 13.

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