Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox, and Bam Adebayo may get all the headlines when it comes to Kentucky players expected to take their game to the NBA next season, but they aren’t the only Wildcats with dreams of playing at basketball’s highest level. Senior forward Derek Willis also shares those aspirations, which is why he was in Phoenix — the site of this weekend’s Final Four — for the Reese’s College All-Star game.
Willis evidently had an outstanding game, compiling 13 points and 8 rebounds:
Derek Willis with 13 points, 8 rebounds, a block and a steal in the Reese's All-Star Game in Phoenix.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) April 1, 2017
With that stat line, Willis was not only able to play well in front of professional scouts, but he also got to take home the Reese’s Perfect Player award for the West team.