Kentucky Coach John Calipari said on his call-in show Monday that Derek Willis has been invited to play in the Reese’s College All-Star Game and also has a spot in the Portsmouth Invitational pre-draft camp.
The Reese’s College All-Star Game will feature 20 of the top seniors in the country and is part of Final Four weekend in Phoenix. It will be played Friday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time and will air on the CBS Sports Network.
“Derek being in that NABC All-Star Game is a big deal,” Calipari said. “I wasn’t sure I was going to go (to the Final Four), but I’ll go now to watch him play in that game.”
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Calipari said he’s also working on getting Dominique Hawkins an invitation to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Virginia, which will be held April 12-15.
Willis, a former Bullitt East star, averaged 7.0 points and 5.4 rebounds this season while shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from three-point range. He averaged 7.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in the Cats’ four NCAA Tournament games.
He finished his Kentucky career with 555 points.