Men's Basketball

35  Derek Willis
Derek  Willis


Mt. Washington, Ky.

High School:
Bullitt East

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 220




This is Kentucky Basketball (Feb. 8)

This is Kentucky Basketball


Kentucky, Georgia Clash at Rupp Arena Tuesday

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


Kentucky Hosts Vanderbilt for Super Tuesday

Tuesday, January 20 | 9:00 p.m. ET | Rupp Arena (23,000) | Lexington, Ky.


Kentucky Travels to Face Texas A&M

Saturday, January 10 | 1:00 p.m. ET | Reed Arena (12,989) | College Station, Texas


Kentucky Opens Conference Play with Ole Miss

Tuesday, January 6 | 7:00 p.m. ET | Rupp Arena (23,000) | Lexington, Ky.


MBB vs. South Carolina, 021415

Men's basketball beats South Carolina 77-43 in Lexington's Rupp Arena on Saturday, February 14, 2014.


No. 1 Men's Basketball vs. South Carolina (USATSI)

No. 1 Men's Basketball defeats South Carolina, 77-43; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)


MBB at Alabama, 011715

The men's basketball team beat Alabama 70-48 on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Al.


MBB vs. Missouri, 011315

Men's basketball beat Missouri 86-37 on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, in Lexington's Rupp Arena.


MBB vs. UCLA, 122014

Men's basketball beat UCLA 83-44 in the CBS Sports Classic on Saturday, December 20, 2014, in Chicago's United Center.

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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