Derek Willis Shines in Reese's All-Star Game

04/01/2017 09:17 AM

Derek Willis made the most of his final opportunity in a Kentucky uniform on Friday night. The senior was named the MVP of the West team in the Reese’s All-Star Game in Phoenix, Arizona.

Willis had 13 points and a game-high eight rebounds. The East beat the West 121-90.

The game featured 20 of the top seniors in the country. Willis is the first Kentucky player to participate in the game since its inception in 2009.

The Mt. Washington, Kentucky native finished his Kentucky career with 555 points scored, 354 rebounds and 108 three-point field goals made. He shot 39.8 percent from the three-point line, which ranks 12th in program history.

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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