DEREK WILLIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dan Dakich uses Derek Willis’ tattoos to troll UK fans, support agenda of not paying players

Dakich must have needed some attention. I am not quite sure what Dan Dakich was doing early Sunday morning, but it apparently included browsing photo galleries to analyze the skin of college athletes. He then took to Twitter to use tattoos as evidence that college athletes have all of the money they need and should not be paid. He “randomly” chose a former member of the Kentucky...
Via A Sea of Blue
September 11, 2017

Kentucky’s Derek Willis proposed to his girlfriend during Senior Night ceremony

In 30 years, the Kentucky Wildcats’ Derek Willis probably isn’t going to remember the final score (73-67) of his team’s win over the Vanderbilt Commodores on Senior Night, or how many points (3), rebounds (8), and blocks (3) he had in the game. But the senior forward sure as heck will remember Tuesday night’s pregame ceremony at Rupp Arena. Willis was being honored for Senior Night...
Via The Comeback
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Forward Derek Willis focusing on defense for No. 2 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Breaking out as an offensive contributor has spurred Kentucky forward Derek Willis to want to have the same impact on the defensive end. Lost in the shuffle for two years behind a parade of future NBA draft picks, the 6-foot-9 Willis earned his way into Kentucky's rotation as a junior and finally showed the talent that coach John Calipari had insisted was always...
Via Associated Press
November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Derek Willis dodges suspension for June arrest

John Calipari broke his silence on Kentucky Wildcats small forward Derek Willis Thursday morning. At a press conference, the three-time Naismith College Coach of the Year updated the public for the first time since news broke of Willis’ June arrest for public intoxication. Calipari told reporters that Willis not miss any playing time for the upcoming season. The Kentucky coach did...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky forward Willis arrested for public intoxication

BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky senior forward Derek Willis has been released after being arrested for public alcohol intoxication. The Boone County Jail web site says that Willis was arrested Saturday and later released after posting $50 bond. The web site did not provide further details. A message left Sunday night with a Kentucky athletics spokesman was not immediately returned...
Via Associated Press
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari offers update on injured F Derek Willis

Kentucky head coach John Calipari today offered an update on the status of injured junior forward Derek Willis, who has missed the last two games due to a sprained ankle. Per a post from the basketball team’s official Twitter, it’s not looking like Willis will be back against Auburn tomorrow night. Cal says Derek Willis ran up and down the practice court yesterday. "I would say...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 14 Kentucky holds lead this time, beats Tennessee 80-70

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Jamal Murray scored 28 points, Derek Willis made seven 3-pointers for a career-high 25 and No. 14 Kentucky beat Tennessee 80-70 on Thursday night for its fourth straight victory. Sixteen days after blowing a 21-point lead in an 84-77 loss at Tennessee, the Wildcats (20-6, 10-3 Southeastern Conference) held their ground this time against the Volunteers. Kentucky...
Via Associated Press
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky forward Willis out 2 weeks with left finger injury

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky forward Derek Willis miss two weeks after injuring a finger on his left hand during Saturday's practice, the second injury to a Wildcats reserve this week. On Tuesday, junior guard Dominique Hawkins underwent surgery for a broken right hand that will sideline him for four weeks. Though Willis should return in time for Kentucky's exhibition games next...
Via Associated Press
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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