Men's Basketball

35  Derek Willis
Derek Willis


Mt. Washington, Ky.

High School:
Bullitt East

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 220




Kentucky Opens Season with Pikeville Exhibition

Sunday, November 2 | 7:00 p.m. ET | Rupp Arena (23,000) | Lexington, Ky.


UK Media Day Wrapup

Held at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, October 16


Cats Run out of Gas in Finale, but Bahamas Trip Still a Success

Cats Run out of Gas in Finale, but Bahamas Trip Still a Success


Kentucky-Dominican Republic Postgame Notes

Dominican Republic 63, Kentucky 62


Kentucky-Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket Postgame Notes

Kentucky 77, Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket 72


MBB vs. Georgetown, 110914

Kentucky beat Georgetown 121-52 in the Cats final exhibition game on Sunday, November 9, 2014, in Lexington's Rupp Arena.


MBB vs. Pikeville, 110214

Men's basketball beat Pikeville 116-68 in an exhibition on Sunday, November 2, 2014, in Lexington's Rupp Arena.


Blue-White Scrimmage, 102714

Blue defeats White for the 13th consecutive year at the annual Blue- White Scrimmage


MBB vs. Dominican Republic, 081714

Kentucky falls to the Dominican Repulicans 63-62 on Sunday, August 17, 2014, in Nassau, Bahamas.


MBB vs. Champagne Chalon-Reims, 081614

UK beat the Champagne Chalon-Reims 77-72 on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in Nassau, Bahamas.

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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