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Derek Willis

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STORY: Malik Willis decommits from Virginia Tech during Belk Bowl, less than 24 hours, commits to Auburn.
Briscoe says Derek Willis helped him get the last rebound to get his triple double: “Shoutout to Derek, for real" https:…
Derek Willis intentionally missing the FT to get Briscoe's 10th RB was awesome.
Watch Derek Willis give Isaiah Briscoe the "look", before intentionally missing this free throw on his side to give him…
Derek Willis intentionally missed a free throw so Isaiah Briscoe could get his triple-double via
Derek Willis with the greatest intentionally missed free throw in UK basketball history since Eric Bledsoe in the 2010…
Derek Willis taking selfless to a new level
There's talk of naming a street in Mt. Washington after Kentucky's Derek Willis
John Calipari says Isaiah Briscoe and Derek Willis are Ready to Go
John Calipari says Isaiah Briscoe will have MRI on injured back, Derek Willis has sprained right thumb:
I was thinking more Derek Willis. All offense, no D
Derek Willis with the block on one end and then is rewarded with a fabulous lob pass from Malik Monk on the other.
Kentucky is second in the SEC East in football and Derek Willis is leading the basketball team in dunks just like every…
A conversation with Derek Willis on learning from his arrest and leaving UK with a championship ring.
Derek Willis at the Justin Bieber concert is so Bullitt County.
we will have experience if Briscoe, Marcus Lee, Dominique Hawkins, and Derek Willis stay and they all are figured to stay.
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Derek Willis is a world class Yu-Gi-Oh is video of him doing his thing
and we'll probably have briscoe Marcus Lee and Derek Willis back
Just walked past Derek Willis and he has super cute socks on
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Surprised you didn't discuss Derek Willis's absence in Saturday's game during your show yesterday. The impact was devastating.
Derek Willis is wearing socks with cats on it. Can we be bff's?
And, what you said about defense is why Derek Willis will not be on court as much as people want. Cal will never trust his D.
why's there always a guy on Cals call-in show bringing up Derek Willis?Always from Louisville. Makes me wanna punch kittens.
UEFA do check, but with so much corruption in the game I'm not sure how much they care
glad you're out of Belgium. Safe travels home (if you're still in France).
In case there was any speculation, I can confirm through a very good source that Derek Willis WILL be back next year.
Congratulations and hope this is not the only trophy is going to win this season...
I'm nothing but a proud dad tonight. has just been voted Player of the year in Denmark. ❤️
Did Derek Willis seriously ask "who is bob knight?" Plz tell me he was being sarcastic and not for real.
Derek Willis back to 5-10 minutes a game? Or did he do enough to earn more playing time?
Looks like I'll another year to 'tweak' my new song; "Where There's A Willis There's A Way.
ICYMI: Derek Willis was not pleased with his late-season performance and has a clear goal for offseason
once Derek Willis and Skal started spacing the floor we really started clicking. They just picked the wrong game to go cold
In reply to Derek Willis's question about Indiana & who is Bob Knight...this made me laugh
One more than Derek Willis threw up yesterday.
2 things I just saw at Kroger:. 1) Derek Willis (cool). 2) A car with an Indiana sticker on the back (not cool)
Congratulations to with beating the record of not conceding in Serie A today!
New Story | Derek Willis knows he needs to improve his defense to continue his progress in the offseason
I have a real bad feeling that Derek Willis will not be a wildcat next season from transfer
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Derek Willis just chilling on a bench in front of Euclid Kroger. Groceries cheer me up too pal.
A solid inside scorer would really help Derek Willis. Teams were cheating out on him near the end.
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Something Kentucky fans need to be thankful for is Derek Willis. Because he wanted to transfer after his freshman year
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yea lots of growth room for him. If Derek Willis steps up in leadership role that could be key too
. I think I could get used to watching in this environment!!
Where there's a Willis there's a way.
Derek Willis shot 44.2% from 3 this season, the best by a UK player (min. 100 att.) since Doron Lamb in 2011-2012 (46.6%)
Derek Willis shot 88.9% from the free-throw line this season, the best by a UK player since Jodie Meeks in 2008-2009 (90.2%)
Having some major DeJaVu with Derek Shepard right now.
UK-Indiana postgame video: Derek Willis talks about breakdowns
anything from Cal on why Derek Willis shot the ball twice?
you don't think it's on him at all with Derek Willis going (0-2)? Having Lee out there too much? That's on Cal.
And someone thank that other Derek Willis. He had a great sense of humor and you know blew up his tl
Derek Willis on UK Loss to IU - DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kentucky junior forward Derek Willis talks about ...
Today's shot total of 2 for Derek Willis was his lowest amount of FG attempts in a game since he became a big factor in early January.
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I'm convinced UK lost today b/c 1)Derek Willis didn't play enough, and 2)UK didn't make it a point to get him going offensively
I think the biggest stat for this UK loss was Derek Willis going 0-2 from the field.
Derek Willis proved what many had been saying for 2years now. He could start on most other D-1 teams. Waited his turn & didnt waste it.
unfortuntely for Derek Willis was the last Kentucky player Tyler Ulis looked to give the ball. . …
Crean said taking away Derek Willis 3s was a major emphasis. Willis scoreless in 15 minutes today.
How about Derek Willis?! No word could describe how proud I am of that kid. He had a heart for UK. Thanks man.
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Being Native American myself I absolutely LOVE this piece on Derek Willis & his heritage
Great article on Derek Willis' contribution to the team, his Native American heritage, and, of course, his former …
Matt, you do know that Derek Willis actually grew up in Louisville. Didn't move to Bullitt County until he was at least 13
In the two games since Derek Willis got hurt, Kentucky players not named Jamal Murray are 0-for-13 from 3-point range. Mu…
Derek Willis walking into the practice gym in the protective boot still. Cal says no update.
Derek Willis' scoring total in his first 48 games played at UK: 122. Derek Willis' scoring total in his last 11 games played …
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John Calipari said UK "had to play different" without Derek Willis. A look at how UK's offense changed vs. Alabama: htt…
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Derek Willis's ankle. He needs to go see the same doctor who healed Chris Jones after his near fatal broken jaw. https:…
“He made us a totally different team.". You already know is talking about Derek Willis. Story:
Derek Willis > Kevin Love. IF we're being serious
That's just like Bill Rafferty saying today on the broadcast that Derek Willis really changed the "complexion" of the game.
Derek Willis is good offensively but almost as effective as Kyle Wiltjer on D
Derek Willis is the best player on the court tonight by a landslide.
Derek Willis is everywhere. Hits a 3 in the corner and then blocks his third shot.
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Derek Willis and Charles Mattews on Camp Cal and the start of SEC play. . Video:
A UK fan just called the UofL pregame radio show and asked What they thought of Derek Willis.
maybe I'm not convinced yet with Humphries, Tai, Wenyen, Jones, Bam, Derek Willis why would anyone want to join that no PT
Thanks coach! Maybe a birthday ball tomorrow if I can squeeze it in.
📷 Derek Willis (Arapaho Tribe) Scores 8 Points for Kentucky who open SEC play with Win over Ole Miss
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spot on about changing the style at the wrong time, but Klopp kind of had too
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Sound like a hater but people are hyping up Ben Simmons 2nd half surge when he was being defended by Derek Willis & Humpries. Com'on now.
Derek Willis has played some very quality minutes. Has UK's best +/- of the night (+3). No turnovers. Efficient.
Derek Willis had a good defense possession. He stopped Brisco on a drive to the basket
I think 4 games in 11 days may have some cause on it, Klopp has been used to the break too.
I would suspect Mister Ancelotti is busy immersing himself in German lessons & Bayern to be bothered to work with Madrid.
Derek Willis should come in at the 3. We give up too much with him in the post.
Derek Willis needs to carry some scoring because we can't rely on 2 guards.
If you're wondering why Derek Willis doesn't play more... .
nope, he had Derek Willis guarding him.
better yet, let's see if supreme athlete Derek Willis can stick with him 35 feet out
This has not been an ideal one minute stretch for Kentucky's Derek Willis.
Poor Derek Willis...has no business being on the floor, but has to be. Should be playing for Transy, but found his way into a UK uniform   10% Off
Derek Willis can't guard his own shadow. He's Wiltjer part 2 when it comes to defense. Concrete blocks for feet.
Ben Simmons vs Derek Willis is the equivalent of Shaq vs Ryan Sheckler
Derek Willis is useless unless he's catching and shooting. Anything else just forget it.
Ben Simmons it is such a badass when he scores on Derek Willis and Isaac Humphries
Derek Willis really competes down there.
i could watch Derek Willis attempt to guard Ben Simmons for hours, straight comedy lol.
Derek Willis was all over that mini-highlight reel of Ben Simmons. Need Lee, Poythress to win.
Not sure Derek Willis is the guy to check Simmons, Coach
I could do what Ben Simmons is doing against Derek Willis. He's good, but I'm not that impressed.
Derek Willis gaurding the best player in the country. Who would've thunk it??
Jesus, Ben is doing this against Derek Willis. I could do that against Derek Willis. Get off his sack.
Wow. Can't believe the team just quit. Derek Willis, Humphries, Poythress, Briscoe should not play Saturday.
then again tho, why in the *** is Derek Willis guarding Ben Simmons
Derek Willis is BBQ chicken on defense
Why is Derek Willis guarding him anyways
I said it two years ago and I'll say it now..Derek Willis is awful
That's what happens when you have Derek Willis guarding Simmons...not a great matchup
This should be stopped Derek Willis trying to guard Ben Simmons isn’t right. Hopefully all the children are in bed.
We are not going to be a successful team with Derek Willis having to play 20+ minutes a game
I'd have to imagine Derek Willis guarding Ben Simmons isn't an ideal situation for Kentucky.
If make a player run 5 miles every time he left his feet to guard a player. I'm looking right at you Derek Willis.
Even Derek Willis crashes the glass harder than Skal & he's even weaker. Seriously, its getting pathetic. . Been patient w/ him, but man..
Derek Willis might be the worst defender ever
Only the realist can feel us Derek Willis out here clogging up the lane.
Derek Willis doesn't play near enough. Briscoe and Skal play way too much. Briscoe and Matthews never need to see the floor at the same time
Calipari says he'll play Marcus Lee solely at the 5. Poythress and Derek Willis, "if he'll rebound," at the 4.
This is how I imagine Derek Willis does post game press conferences
with 6'9 Brandon Ingram on the wing and 6'9 Amile Jefferson in the post, I see Derek Willis and Marcus Lee at the 3 and 4
You are just feeling the swag today after Derek Willis bragged on you and last night
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Praise for Derek Willis (career high 14 points), wincing about 20 turnovers from John Calipari after UK opener.
There are lots of 5* out of HS playing now but UK's Derek Willis is trending nationally. Kentucky Effect
Looking over latest Big Board and not seeing Derek Willis' name anywhere. Must've been a mistake.
Derek Willis looks like he's going to make John Calipari find minutes for him.
John Calipari just choked on his popcorn because Derek Willis took a 3 point basket. He made it
John Calipari came out nearly to halfcourt screaming at Derek Willis to shoot the ball after DW hesitated, the traveled while open for 3.
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Cal says Derek Willis "took some minutes" tonight. Says this weekend's practices will be huge for him to show he can build on it.
.on Willis: Derek is a typical college player. Struggle first couple yrs and break through third year. I'm proud of him.
Calipari said during one of the huddles that he told the team 'Derek has four deflections,' Willis corrected him: 'I have 5 deflections.'
Cal: Derek Willis stole some minutes tonight.
.on Derek Willis: He took minutes tonight. Now he's like the first guy you want to put in. So is Alex.
Cal on Derek Willis: "He took minutes today. He took minutes."
Derek Willis leads team in assists with 5, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 6 points. put me in coach. fun game
Derek Willis to Jamal Murray is a thing of beauty:
Derek Willis just played his best game at Kentucky. Welcome to the rotation,
Bet the first thing Cal says tonight is "how about Derek Willis"
I like that Derek Willis is working hard and what not but...that skull tattoo? What the heck?
Strong game from Derek Willis, who finished with six points, nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals in 21 minutes.
Derek Willis is hustling. Nice sequence for him. He's got three points, two boards, a block and a steal. UK up 27-15. | 1H…
Derek Willis to Jamal Murray for the dunk
Strangely enough, I find myself pulling really hard for Derek Willis. ...
For 2 yrs, people have questioned why Derek Willis picked UK. This is why. He's allowed to be a basketball player, not just a post player.
The secret to Derek Willis's play so far has to be the tattoos right?
Rupp Arena erupts as Derek Willis throws a bullet 3/4 court to Murray for a monster slam. The lead is 52, 5:45 to go.
Derek Willis blocks shot, grabs ball, fires length-of-court pass to Jamal Murray for tomahawk slam. Another wow moment.
I kicked my brother & sister-in-law out of the family for running over Derek Willis' foot with a stroller at Fayette Mall.
Cats returning to Lexington: EJ Floreal, Dominique Hawkins, Alex Poythress and Derek Willis were already in Le...
Kentucky's roster as of RN is Marcus Lee, Alex Poythress, Tyler Ulis , EJ Floreal, Dominique Hawkins, and Derek Willis . Dakari Johnson maybe
Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis check into the game.
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Boyne City beats Iron Mountain 54-51 on a late trey by Derek Willis. IM had a chance at the buzzer but Kyle Johnson's attempt was in and out
Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins, Sam Malone, Brian Long, and Tod Lanter are getting in this game
Water cooler guy at office is on a roll today. Said UK Fball to win sec east, he could hit an 80mph fastball, and mentioned Derek Willis.
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Hey! stopped by practice today after a signing at Boyle Co. HS.
Video: Derek Willis drains it from midcourt: It’s Day 2 of practice. Derek Willis is getting rea...
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Work brought me to Danville today, so I got to stop by the alma mater & see
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Derek Willis drains it from midcourt. @ Bridgestone Arena
UK stages half-court shooting contest. Derek Willis wins with two-handed shot that swishes.
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exactly. He's just so smug and negative.all the time
I would never dare tag Wynalda or he'd track me down and explain to me how he scored the first MLS goal for the millionth time
that's worded poorly, you're not included in the group. It's a Lalas vs Wynalda matchup. Sorry about that
Who's more annoying Lalas or Wynalda? I keep going back and forth
that one time Patrick Willis killed a Jets player
he's such a slick jerk. He's the Ric Flair of modern day soccer
I have a feeling that sooner than later, Costa is going to be on the end of a Keanesque tackle.
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Derek Willis checks in for the first time tonight with 10:24 to play.
Derek Willis puts a bow on this one, taking a Dominique Hawkins feed in for a dunk. Final: 116, Pikeville 68.
Derek Willis about to check in at 9:04 mark.
Mark Story: The one thing Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins absolutely need John Calipari to know
My favorite highlight from the practice: Derek Willis to Aaron Harrison to Derek Willis.
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unless something extreme I am always a call it at the field coach. By the way, got a senior who may be interested in GC.
wow. I've been trying to play weatherman all day in order to figure out prac looks like we will avoid it at 4 for training
it seems so. It was Woodford's principal who called it. Canceled all outdoor activities.
Why Manchester United fans will be gutted Danny Welbeck has left the club. Local boy.
Superb . “Came across this gif on Uniteds transfer signings. It's genius
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definitely thinking about it, depends if we train on our turf Tuesday night (pushes practice time back).
Good relaxing day off, ready to get back at it tomorrow training with
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“Big happy birthday to former captain and current Marine, Wes Jones (12)!”
Tough loss tonight to open the season, but really proud of my guys. The never quit the fight. Onto the next one.
good luck tonight. Just keep one thing in mind...
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Derek Willis new play by play radio announcer for the ...Mr. Willis, all the best to you! Won't lie, some mighty big shoes to fill!
So, Derek Willis is the new pbp guy for Calgary Flames Sportsnet radio broadcasts. I'm so happy for you.
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Full transcripts of Kidd-Gilchrist, assistant John Robic, Marcus Lee and Derek Willis after another UK blowout:
Two guys who can play on Kentucky that NO ONE talks about? Dominique Hawkins + Derek Willis. Both would play major mins a…
Calipari will unveil a team next year that arguably will be the most talented college basketball team ever to lace up sneakers. This team will be comprised of (9) McDonald All Americans, (3) seven footers who are guaranteed first round NBA draft picks once they leave Kentucky, and a backcourt that will be the deepest in the land. I am looking forward to the 5 9 waterbug Ulis hailing from Chicago pushing the ball down the floor while either Poythress, Lyles, Lee, and Harrison's are filling the lanes. The athleticism this team will possess will be off the charts. Also I would be remiss not to mention Devin Booker, who is considered one of the top shooters coming into the college game next season. *** I forgot to mention defensive stopper Dominique Hawkins and 6-9 Derek Willis. This team will be scary good!
I am glad to see the twins are also staying at Kentucky. With what's coming in, UK will be loaded. I feel bad though for Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis.
So think about this. First game next year, John Calipari, who relies so heavily on uber talented freshmen, probably won't start a single one. (I believe no matter how good they are, he'll be starting the twins, Alex, Dakari and Willie. Could change later. We'll see.) So you have a basic starting lineup of McDonald's All Americans, only with experience in Cal's system. On the bench, guys who were already being seen as heavy duty contributors... Marcus Lee, Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins and. His USUAL top three recruiting class consisting of four players in the top 30 in the country. The prospects are frightening... (if you're everybody else)
“UK's got 9 McDonald's All-Americans, Willie Cauley-Stein and Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis ✊” and still won't win it all
Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis too fam. Dominique mostly
If Kyle Wiltjer is good enough to play w the 2012 group, I feel extremely confident Derek Willis is good enough to play w THIS group
You may not hear about it, but other Kentucky players scored today besides Jon Hood, Jarrod Polson and Derek Willis combining for 6 points.
THERE is something Kyle Wiltjer could NEVER DO. Derek Willis coast-to-coast, sea to shining *** sea.
Derek Willis is a much more athletic Kyle Wiltjer
John Calipari wants Derek Willis to be ready
how is Marcus Lee & Derek Willis progressing? Is their lack of playing time due to other players stepping up?
Kyle Wiltjer would be playing tiddlywinks on the sideline with Derek Willis if he stayed
and the future for Marcus Lee and Derek Willis once they put on some more weight is going to be great at UK. Cal is building for experience
Derek Willis wishes he was anything like Kyle Wiltjer.
“Derek Willis is a willing passer, that's what I love about his game.” Great passer at Bullitt East. Teammates stay ready.
Curious to see how much Derek Willis is going to play. And, if he does, how quickly he can relax. I'm still convinced that if Kyle Wiltjer stayed, he still wouldn't be playing a lot. So, it was good for him, for his career to leave. But, Cal of course would have liked to have him stay.
BBN News: Where'd ya go, Derek Willis? - After an impressive preseason, many expected Derek Willis to play an active role in the team's rotation. Yet, through seven games, Willis has averaged the second-least amount of minutes on the team. Some were comparing Willis to a more athletic Kyle Wiltjer after his 21 point performance in the Blue-White game. But Willis has failed to []
No offense to Kyle Wiltjer, but Besides 3 point shooting, what skill does he have better than Derek Willis? Kid is going…
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Derek Willis may be the main reason Kyle Wiltjer transferred. From what I've seen so far...I don't blame Wiltjer for transferring.
The first thing I think after watching Derek Willis? He could fill Kyle Wiltjer's 2012 role for UK off the bench. 6-9 stretch 4/3.
Derek Willis 1000x upgrade from Kyle Wiltjer
So is Derek Willis like the new, improved Kyle Wiltjer?
Picking up Derek Willis was like picking up a Kyle Wiltjer that can actually move. He will contribute.
Derek Willis is filling in where Kyle Wiltjer left. Only BETTER!
Derek Willis is like a Kyle Wiltjer that can play defense.
If you missed the Blue/White game last night... Geeezus H. Krist! First of all...the two teams combined for 53.6% shooting... FROM THE THREE POINT LINE. 15 of 28.good god these guys can shoot! Home grown Derek Willis led the way..he was 5 of 6... he is Kyle Wiltjer..only quicker, more athletic, and with a MUCH better inside game. I have said it before... it was proven last night, James Young is the second best player on this team... the Harrison twins caught a ton of hype.. and they should have, they are both great players... but James Young, is stupid good!!! Andrew Harrison didn't play much...he is nursing a bruised knee...but Aaron Harrison pretty much proved that when Andrew is out of the game...Aaron will slide over and play point guard, you couldn't even tell he wasn't the point guard of the twins. My projected starters based on what I saw... PG-Andrew harrison SG-Aaron Harrision SF- James Young PF- Julius Randle C- Willie Cauley-Stein Major minutes off the bench (15 to 20) Alex Poythress Dakari Joh ...
Derek Willis got that old-man, Larry Bird game.. I'm gonna need him to wear some Horace Grant specs on the court to complete the retro look
The Wildcats basketball team is LOADED. Watching the game last night it was hard not to be impressed with the talent. Julius Randle is so good it's hard to describe, James Young, the Harrisons-awesome. And how about that Kentucky boy, Derek Willis?? He's the real deal--he can def. shoot plus he seems to have a good court sense for a freshman. Goona be a great year!!!
Derek Willis isn’t just the “Kentucky boy.” He’s going to contribute.As impressive as Julius Randle was, Derek Willis may have been the hottest topic in all the cars leaving Rupp Arena Tuesday night. Willis scored a team-high 21 points for the White team on 8-of-13 shooting, including 5-of-6 from downtown. The impressive night, though surprising to fans, wasn’t anything new to Willis’ teammates. Aaron Harrison said, “Derek is amazing in practice. He may be the most versatile scorer on the team. We weren’t shocked tonight because he does that all the time.” Julius Randle agreed. Randle said regardless of what the outsiders think of Willis, his game is well-respected by everyone in the locker room. Coach Cal said Willis has no conscience at all, he just goes. One thing is for sure, seeing Willis do it all, on both ends of the floor, softened the blow of losing Kyle Wiltjer. If Willis is consistent with what he did Tuesday night, Kentucky fans would take him over Wiltjer any day of the ...
Derek Willis will get drafted before Kyle Wiltjer
Who needs Kyle Wiltjer when you got Derek Willis!!?
For those who worried about the unathletic, overrated shooter Kyle Wiltjer leaving...I think Derek Willis will more than replace him
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Derek Willis and Jarrod Polson bouta run a 32 point comeback and win
Derek Willis and Jarrod Polson display some nifty passing back and forth, followed by a Willis corner three. Like we all expected.
After last years disappointing season things are now looking historic for this years UK Wildcats squad. Gone are the overrated Archie Goodwin and Nerlens Noel. Gone is the low-end Division I talent Ryan Harrow. Gone is Kyle Wiltjer. And also gone are Julius Mays and Twany Beckham. I never truly saw any of these guys as being the type of players that could play more for the name on the front of their jerseys instead of the ones on the back. Then the new recruits began pouring in. Derek Willis (Trust me he'll be good one day), Dominique Hawkins (2013 Mr. Basketbal), E.J. Floreal, Marcus Lee. Dakari Johnson, James Young, The Harrison Twins, and Julius Randle. Then you have the return of Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress. On paper this is the greatest class of all time. Forget Michigan's Fab five. Forget the 2012 National Champs. This is by far Coach Cal's greatest team he has ever coached. On paper. So in spirit of that I'm gonna list their non conference and conference opponents and what I think the en ...
My thoughts on BBM. Julius Randle- Gezu way is that guy only 18 years old, nobody on our schedule is ready for that kid one on one...maybe not even two one one. It should be illegal for a guy who is 6'9 250 to handle a ball like that. The Twins- everything we thought they were...maybe more Alex Poythress- has to be behind James Young... how can you Keep young off the court, the kid is amazing...the way he flows is ridicules. Poythress needs to step it up and play like he can play, or he will get a ton of bench time. Derek Willis- better than I thought he was..I knew he was under-rated but... he is better than I thought, and he is going to be an awesome 3 or 4 year player at UK. Hawkins- I was a little disappointed in him...he is better than he showed..ofcourse, Polson played point which left Hawkins out of position at the 2G... Johnson and WCS... two totally different guys, and you could make an argument for both to start.. but for what this team needs..a big guy, who can post up, crash the boa ...
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Local athletes will be center stage this weekend. Rusty Troutman and Derek Willis will represent the Kentucky All-Stars on Friday and Saturday in their battle against Indiana. Friday's game in Freedom Hall will be at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, softball all-stars Nikki Hinkley, Kelsey Gravens, Morgan Raymer and Hailey Szpila (who was recently featured in Sports Illustrated for her home run stretch, will play on Saturday and Sunday at Ballard High School. See today's Pioneer News for details.
PG Kentucky- Harrison Kansas- Mason or Tharpe Huge Advantage UK SG Kentucky Harrison Kansas- Wayne Seldon? Advantage UK SF Kentucky- James Young Kansas- Andrew Wiggins Advantage Kansas PF Kentucky- Randle Kansas- Perry Ellis, Huge advantage UK C Kentucky- WCS Kansas- Joel Embiid Advantage UK Bench- Kentucky- Alex Poythress, Jarrod Polson, Kyle Wiltjer, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee, Dominique Hawkins, Derek Willis. Kansas- I don't have to name them...this is a HUGE advantage UK. I don't know, Kansas was a bubble top 25 team without Wiggins, and with Wiggins I think it makes them top 10...but top 5? I think the Fans of Duke, OSU, and even UNC could make a case that they have advantages at 3 of 5 positions, maybe even 4 of 5.
Now, let’s all relax and realize that we still have the Harrison twins. And Julius Randle. And Dakari Johnson. And James Young. And Marcus Lee. And Derek Willis. And Dominique Hawkins. And Willie/Alex coming back.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW I spoke with UK signee Derek Willis about the Derby Festival Classic and his feelings about...
Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins, and Troy Williams are all on the Black team for the Derby Classic game.🏀
For those asking, UK-bound Derek Willis & Dominique Hawkins will be playing in Derby Festival Classic on April 19 at Freedom Hall.
Derek Willis was a finalist but Dominique Hawkins won it.
And now Derek Willis goes bye bye no?
Derek Willis is easily the most overlooked and underrated UK recruit for 2013...hope he uses that as motivation!
Cauley Stein, Wiltjer, Poythress, 7 McDonald's all Americans, Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins. I can't wait for next year.
And attraction to old men. Idk why but i am. Sexy Bruce Willis. MY SEXY husband Derek jeter
glad you and survived Columbia and the concrete jungle.
This could be the toughest MLS Goal of the Week decision so far. Vote for your favorite:
If we don't get Andrew Wiggins we're still recruiting the Harrison Twins, James Young, Marcus Lee, Derek Willis, and Dakari Johnson.
I just watched two grown men argue about Derek Jeter for fifteen minutes.
Can you have Marcus Lee edited in Photoshop wearing a UK uniform and including Derek Willis?
that *** for that Derek Willis dude or whatever all them ranked and a McDonald's All-American except him
That will enter the short list of sports injuries that ill never forget. Willis McGahee, Shaun Livingston, Jason Kendall, Marcus Lattimore
I see him being a solid fit for Bellarmine. Derek Willis would kill there!
“Oh that Mulumbu red card is immense - Straight out of the school playground”- Wow is all I can say
I would like to see that program return
here's the million dollar question, do they bring men's soccer back if WKU makes that Conference USA move?
Okay sounds good I'll shoot you a text mid-week.
thanks. It is in the Ville at Belllarmine
Nice, enjoy the break. Might have to make an attempt to catch that Centre match-up.
off this weekend, play Spalding and Centre next Sunday
“16 GOAL WEST HAM 1 West Brom 0 Andy Carroll” is this another typo? If I see GOAL CHELSEA, Torres, I know something is up!
exactly. Gotta spend some money though lol
I like Rodgers, think he will do well given time and £.
you take your lumps with loyalty. We will be back soon enough :)
it was like me, Derek Willis, you and Shelby..Massey? I think lol
he's better than Derek Willis who's a home grown we already gave a scholarship to. He will be a contributor by yr.3
Derek Willis potential future teammate==>“Congrats to and for winning miss as mr basketball !”
Derek on Willis, he'll cost you though
Here at the Mr Basketball ceremony. Winston Bennett, Jack Givens, Anthony Epps in attendance. Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins finalists
Mr. Basketball will be awarded tonight, and Dominique Hawkins & Derek Willis are finalists. Follow for results
Meet me in the middle with Julius Randle and Marcus Lee, Derek Willis, James Young Here we come. You don't have to play for the BBN.
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