Kentucky coach John Calipari does not expect Derek Willis to be on the floor Tuesday night at Florida.
The junior forward rolled his right ankle against Texas A&M on Feb. 20, and has not fully recovered. Calipari said “I doubt if he plays tomorrow” during a conference call Monday morning.
There are signs of improvement, though.
“He went on the practice floor and ran up and down yesterday,” Calipari said. “I didn’t see any black or blue or swelling, so I would say he’s getting closer.”
The Wildcats hope to have Willis — who’s averaging 7.8 points and 4.0 rebounds — back for their regular season finale vs. LSU on Saturday.