Men's Basketball

35  Derek Willis
Derek Willis


Mt. Washington, Ky.

High School:
Bullitt East

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 205



Wildcats Honored for Academics by NABC

Second straight season UK has been honored by NABC


Men's Basketball Assistants Payne, Robic Ink New Deals

UK has advanced to the Final Four in three of last four seasons


Harrisons to Return for Sophomore Seasons

Freshman guards join Cauley-Stein, Lee, Johnson and Poythress among returnees


Kentucky, UConn Vie for National Championship

Monday, April 7 | 9:10 p.m. ET| AT&T Stadium (77,122) | Arlington, Texas


Kentucky-Wisconsin Postgame Quotes

Kentucky 74, Wisconsin 73


MBB Practice Gallery, 040414

MBB Practice Gallery, 040414


MBB vs. Wichita State, NCAAT, 032316

Kentucky beat Wichita State 78-76 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 23, 2014


MBB vs. Georgia, 012514

The University of Kentucky basketball team beat Georgia 79-54 on Saturday, January 25, 2014, in Lexington's Rupp Arena.


MBB vs. Robert Morris, 111713

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team beat Robert Morris 87-49 on Sunday, November 17, 2013


MBB vs. Northern Kentucky, 111013

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team beat Northern Kentucky University 93-63 on Sunday, November 10, 2013

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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