Willis will play in Reese’s All-Star Game

Derek Willis (Jeff Houchin Photo)


Kentucky senior Derek Willis will be in Phoeniz for the Final Four after all.

Kentucky lost 75-73 to North Carolina Sunday, but on his weekly radio show UK coach John Calipari said Monday that Willis had been invited to the Reese’s College All-Star Game. He’s also been invited to the Portsmouth Invitational April 12 in Portsmouth, Va., to be evaluated before the NBA draft.

Willis averaged 7.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game this year for Kentucky (32-6).

Calipari said he hoped that senior Dominique Hawkins would also get a chance to go to Portsmouth. He also revealed that he had met with sophomore Isaac Humphries, who had a career-high 12 points against North Carolina Sunday. Calipari did not elaborate on what they talked about.


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