I will start this by saying that I have no idea what I am talking about. But when we hear interesting tidbits, we share them. And on the day after Derek Willis’ birthday, I have been told that Willis ranked nationally as one of the best Yu-Gi-Oh players in the nation. What is Yu-Gi-Oh? Well, I don’t really know. So I will let Wikipedia tell you:
is a Japanese collectible card game developed and published by Konami. It is based on the fictional game of Duel Monsters created by manga artist Kazuki Takahashi, which is the main plot device during the majority of his popular manga franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and its various anime adaptations and spinoff series.
So it’s some kind of trading card game. That works. Apparently according to the individual who let us know, “Derek will walk into places where people don’t know who he is and then play those people in the game…and he crushes them.” Will Derek be the best Yu-Gi-Oh player in the entire world of college basketball? One has to think he already is. I have no idea what that means but it is good to see people have hobbies outside the court. And if Derek’s production rises this season for Kentucky (and I genuinely think it could), maybe Yu-Gi-Oh will rise in popularity around the state…and if that happens, well maybe I will begin to have some idea what I am talking about.