By LARRY VAUGHT
Freshman Isaiah Briscoe said Tuesday that coach John Calipari wants every player on the court talking, something that Kentucky junior has not always easily done.
But Briscoe says Willis is doing a lot more than just talking recently.
“Derek, he’s been balling. Blocking shots, rebounding, running in transition, making shots. Everything he’s known how to do,” said Briscoe.
Briscoe thought Willis’ double-double at Auburn “got his confidence going.”
Assistant coach Tony Barbee said Tuesday that Willis’ play the last three games has made a tremendous difference.