Chris Payton, Basketball

The Indian Hills Community College Athletic Department has named Chris Payton as February’s Student-Athlete of the Month. This accolade honors student-athletes who have demonstrated outstanding commitment in both their respective sport, as well as the classroom.

Payton, a freshman from Bloomington, Illinois made a major impact for the Warriors averaging 15.4 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game and 1.1 blocks per game during February. Payton’s strong performances also earned him a spot on the 1st Team All-ICCAC and was the only freshman to do so. Coach Plona said “Chris has had an outstanding freshman season here at Indian Hills.  His improvement and the confidence that he has developed on offense has been a huge part of our team improvement.  Chris is a great teammate that wants all of his teammates to succeed, and I could not be more pleased with his contributions to our team this year.”