Men's Basketball

35  Derek Willis
Derek Willis


Mt. Washington, Ky.

High School:
Bullitt East

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 220




Blue Bloods Kentucky, North Carolina Clash on Saturday

Saturday, December 13 | 12:00 p.m. ET | Rupp Arena (23,000) | Lexington, Ky.


Kentucky Rallies, Pulls Away from Columbia For 56-46 Win

Aaron Harrison scores 16 to pace Kentucky; Cauley-Stein adds 10


Kentucky-Columbia Postgame Notes

Kentucky 56, Columbia 46


Kentucky-Columbia Postgame Quotes

Kentucky 56, Columbia 46


Kentucky Cruises Past Eastern Kentucky 82-49

Towns scores career-high 19 points; UK holds EKU to .261 shooting


MBB vs. Columbia, 121014

The Kentucky men's basketball team defeats Columbia 56-46 on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Lexington's Rupp Arena.


MBB vs. Eastern Kentucky, 120714

Men's basketball beat Eastern Kentucky University 82-49 in Lexington's Rupp Arena on Sunday, December 7, 2014.


MBB vs. UT Arlington, First Half Gallery

Kentucky beat UT Arlington 92-44 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, in Lexington's Rupp Arena.


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.

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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