It wasn’t that long ago when Louisville fans were kissing Derek Willis’s feet and calling him the next great thing to wear Cardinal red. Card Nation was absolutely certain that Willis would be throwing his L’s up once he left Bullitt East. CERTAIN. I mean, he decommitted from Purdue just to go to Louisville, right?! Pitino goes to almost all of his games! His dad is a diehard Louisville fan! He’s going to save the Louisville program! L yeah!
It appears Louisville fans have had a sudden change of heart. Now, the kid from right down the road is overrated and they never wanted him to begin with.
You mad, Louisville?
Just a few posts I found on a quick browse through UofL message boards…
UofLTheElite: “I honestly never wanted him at all. He is extremely overrated. He will ride the pine at UK, no doubt about it.”
HorsePig3: “I was never a big fan of him anyway, but he’s a plodder that will be recruited over and will at best be behind Wiltjer. Plus, he really doesn’t fit into our system or theirs well at all.”
cardinal2378: “maybe we lucked out with this one and those dopes down the road dont know what they are getting into. They are just after our recruits, well they can have our overrated ones.”
wileysthumb: “I guess I’m just a schmuck, because I don’t see it. He would ride the pine at UK or UL.”
UL808605: “I would rather have an immediate impact player”
Louisville21: “Enjoy riding the pine and being the team GPA booster, Derek.”
Cheer up, Baby Bro. You’ll be OK.