By LARRY VAUGHT
He likely will not start, but Kentucky junior forward Derek Willis apparently will play against LSU Saturday.
Willis has been out since spraining his ankle at Texas A&M two weeks ago.
“I don’t think I’ll start him. I might. You know me. I don’t really care. But I doubt if I start him. But it was great yesterday having him out there (in practice),” said Kentucky coach John Calipari Friday.
“He made us a different team. But there were times that if he didn’t play rough, then we were really hurting in the post stuff. But he was never here, unless it was early season, with Alex (Poythress). So we don’t even know what this team looks like if I put him in with Alex. What’s that team look like? We don’t know. We have no idea.”
The problem could be guarding LSU star Ben Simmons if Calipari plays them together.
“Depends on how the game goes. The problem is somebody’s gotta guard Ben Simmons, and it can’t be a guard. If Derek can’t guard him, we gotta figure out what we’ll do,” Calipari said.