Derek Willis reflects on his Kentucky career, saying he had "the wrong mental approach about it"

06/01/2017 04:51 PM

Former Cat Derek Willis talked with Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader about his career at Kentucky and he has some regrets.

“I had the wrong approach about it,” said Willis. “[When practice ended] I’d just pretty much leave the gym and go with friends and do whatever. I could have spent another hour and worked on really anything. I had the wrong mental approach about it, and I think that’s what held me back.”

Willis didn’t emerge as an impact player for Kentucky until his junior season. He averaged 5.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game during his four seasons at Kentucky.

Bradley McKee and Clayton Abernathy discuss Willis’ comments and look back at his career at Kentucky.

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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