Derek Willis invited to USA Men’s AmeriCup Training Camp

08/15/2017 10:32 AM

Former Kentucky and current Detroit Pistons forward Derek Willis has been invited to participate in USA basketball’s men’s AmeriCup training camp. Willis is one of 16 players to receive an invitation. Of the 16 players, Willis is the only one who played college basketball last season.

The training camp will take place August 17-24 at the University of Houston. The 12-man roster will be named before the team leaves on August 24th. The AmeriCup team will be coached by former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy.

Team USA will play Panama, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic in Group C play from August 28-30.

Willis signed a one-year deal with Detroit on July 20 after averaging 3.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game for the Pistons in the Orlando summer league.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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