Tag Archives: Derek Willis

Diving into UK’s individual stats in Bahamas

With another day before the Kentucky basketball team returns to action for the final three games of its Big Blue Bahamas Tour, lets take a data dive into the individual stats from the first three games. We should note right … Continue reading

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Videos: Kentucky talks about Tuesday win

Videos of UK assistant John Robic and players Derek Willis and Marcus Lee talking to the media today after the team’s win over Puerto Rico in the Bahamas. Related link: UK’s box scores from the Bahamas

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Video: Up all night shooting with Derek Willis

Kentucky coach John Calipari said Monday that when he puts Jarrod Polson and Derek Willis in the game, his instruction is to make shots. Polson made shots at Vanderbilt. Willis did not, missing his only two attempts. So the freshman … Continue reading

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A three-spot as Cats prepare for Hogs

Three quick things from the Kentucky basketball media opp Monday, previewing Tuesday night’s game at Arkansas. 1. Hit them in the mouth. John Calipari said he did just that to his team on Sunday. Not literally, of course. But a … Continue reading

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Video: Derek Willis says he’s surprised John Calipari

At the media opp today, UK freshman Derek Willis said he believes John Calipari did not know how well Willis could play.

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Three-spot from UK’s Blue-White basketball scrimmage

1. Embarrassment of riches. John Calipari has players. He has a lot of players. Talented players. We all knew this, of course. It’s one thing to see all those heralded names on a cardboard flip card, another to see them … Continue reading

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BBL: Leftovers from Media Day Madness

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Clay: Media day predicts crazy season for UK basketball Tipton: Cats debate possibility of a 40-0 season Notes: Building a champion happens bit-by-bit Forde: Cats sidestep the 40-0 talk Herald-Leader photo gallery from Basketball Media Day

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Media Day: Derek Willis

Kentucky freshman Derek Willis didn’t really want to get into the claim that he dunked over fellow freshmen Dakari Johnson and Julius Randle. He did talk about adjusting to college life.

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Video: Kentucky forward Derek Willis

From the “Meet the Cats” series, here’s Derek Willis. Click here to read the feature on the UK freshman.

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BBL: Rex Chapman doesn’t like one-and-done rule

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: – Rex Chapman talks to Mark Mathis of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer about one-and-dones. “I don’t want to mince words, but that is a bad rule. Most kids have no business doing it. Now, you’ve got Anthony … Continue reading

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