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Derek Willis has a new hair color (UPDATE)

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Around this time two years ago, it was Willie Cauley-Stein going blonde in an unexpected, midseason change of hairstyle. He recorded seven rebounds and nine blocks while going a perfect 3-for-3 from the field in his first game in the new ‘do.

Following Cauley-Stein’s blonde debut, John Calipari said in the postgame press conference, “There’s two things I’m not. I’m not the tattoo police and I’m not the hair police. I don’t care how you make your hair look. I’ll say this: ‘Looking like that, you better play, Willie.’”

I wonder if that was Cal’s response when he saw Willis’ new look for the first time yesterday. Willis posted several shots of his new blonde hair on SnapChat over the weekend, and unless he dyes it back before tomorrow, he will be blonde in the Eastern Kentucky game.

I’ll say this: Looking like that, you better play, Willis.

*** UPDATE ***

According to Derek’s girlfriend on Twitter, he had to dye his hair blonde to dye it silver. So maybe it’s silver. I don’t know and the color of his hair will have no effect on the outcome of any games. I’m just passing along the photo sent to me of the blonde hair. If someone has a photo of him with silver hair, I will post that.

She also told me to “be ready to write an article about how well he will play tomorrow night with his new hair.”

I hope that’s the case. I would love to write that.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

16 Comments for Derek Willis has a new hair color (UPDATE)



  1. drewfranklinsbeer
    10:05 am December 8, 2015 Permalink

    Still better than the “Duke” hair.



    • 8 god
      1:36 pm December 8, 2015 Permalink

      welllllll that’s a little racist



    • Jnet389
      1:41 pm December 8, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t think you know what duke hair is



  2. theWilkman
    10:16 am December 8, 2015 Permalink

    Looking good, Tim!



  3. CATilactica
    10:26 am December 8, 2015 Permalink

    so bullitt county



    • BOURBON TOWN CAT FAN
      11:30 am December 8, 2015 Permalink

      Now that’s funny right there LOL



    • winagain1
      12:23 pm December 8, 2015 Permalink

      You win. well played indeed



  4. SanDiegoCats
    10:36 am December 8, 2015 Permalink

    Damn Derek, yeah you got a couple and one’s in the 2nd half, but chill out.



  5. rnet
    10:40 am December 8, 2015 Permalink

    Jeez man, don’t do this



  6. Sentient Third Eye
    11:16 am December 8, 2015 Permalink

    He looks like an anime character with that hair.



  7. BOURBON TOWN CAT FAN
    11:29 am December 8, 2015 Permalink

    Tats – check
    Douchebag hair – check
    If he grows a line beard next he’s going to have to transfer to Louisville.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      11:39 am December 8, 2015 Permalink

      Nah, he’d have to also commit at least a misdemeanor offense to do that. Or start sending out tweets with incoherently poor grammar.



  8. Oliver Klozoff
    11:49 am December 8, 2015 Permalink

    Whatchu dyeing for Willis?



  9. mobile2
    12:38 pm December 8, 2015 Permalink

    I’m getting a very weird vibe from Willis. From the tats to the hair…kid either has or is developing issues.

    But yes…this is so Bullitt County.



  10. blueballs80
    1:48 pm December 8, 2015 Permalink

    What’s all the fuss about ? He is what 19 or 20 years old. It’s a phase all kids go through. We have all done interesting/weird things at that age. I don’t care if he grows a line beard if he is doing what he is asked on the court.



  11. MikeUKFan
    3:27 pm December 8, 2015 Permalink

    As a resident of Mt Washington here in Bullitt County. I am embarrassed for him