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35  Derek Willis
Derek  Willis

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mt. Washington, Ky.

High School:
Bullitt East

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 220

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1VL


04/23/2015

Wildcats Rank Fourth on SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll

65 UK student-athletes earn spots on honor roll

04/07/2015

Calipari Named Adolph Rupp Coach of the Year

UK's coach earns award in addition to AP, Naismith, Sporting News and NABC Coach of the Year

03/17/2015

This is Kentucky Basketball (March 15)

This is Kentucky Basketball

02/09/2015

This is Kentucky Basketball (Feb. 8)

This is Kentucky Basketball

02/02/2015

Kentucky, Georgia Clash at Rupp Arena Tuesday

Tuesday, February 3 | 7:00 p.m. ET | Rupp Arena (23,000) | Lexington, Ky.

03/28/2015

MBB vs. Notre Dame, NCAA Tournament, 032815

Men's basketball beat Notre Dame 68-66 on Saturday, March 28, 2015, to advance to the Final Four.

03/25/2015

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Practice and Media Session

Kentucky practices and meets with the media as they prepare to face West Virginia in the Sweet 16

03/21/2015

MBB vs. Cincinnati, NCAA Tournament, 032115

Men's basketball beat Cincinnati 64-51 in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center.

03/19/2015

MBB vs, Hampton, NCAA Second Round, 031915

Men's basketball beat Hampton 79-56 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center

03/14/2015

MBB vs. Auburn, SECT Semifinals, 031415

Men's basketball beat Auburn 91-67 in the SEC Tournament semifinals on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Bridgestone Arena

2013-14 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 14 games as a freshman ... Poured in 16 points and added eight rebounds ... Scored a bucket and pulled down two rebounds in Kentucky's win over Georgia ... Hauled in a rebound in the win over Mississippi State ... Tallied six points, draining four free throws, in Kentucky's win over Robert Morris ... Knocked down a three and three free throws in UK's win over Northern Kentucky ... Scored two points off free throws in collegiate debut vs. UNC Asheville ... Averaged 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in two UK exhibition victories ... Totaled six points in 10 minutes of a win over Transylvania ... Scored two points and added four rebounds in the win over Montevallo.

HIGH SCHOOL: Scored 17.4 points and hauled in 9.4 rebounds per game as a senior ... Averaged 18.0 points and 9.3 rebounds while leading his team to the Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena as a junior ... Won two 6th Regional titles ... The first player to commit to the 2013-14 class ... Rivals has tabbed Willis as the No. 25 power forward, while Scout has him ranked at No. 27 ... ESPNU Recruiting has rated him at No. 37 at his position ... Appeared in the Derby Classic and the Kentucky-Indiana All-Stars games.

PERSONAL: Son of Trudy and Del Willis ... Born June 21, 1995 in Louisville, Ky. ... Chose Kentucky over Indiana, Louisville and Purdue.

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