The Kentucky Wildcats desperately need Derek Willis to return to action. We saw them struggle Saturday against Vandy. Heading down the stretch, they need his scoring and his ability to space the floor to create momentum heading into postseason play.
It seemed unlikely that he would play tonight in Gainesville after Calipari said yesterday, “He’s getting closer. I doubt if he plays tomorrow, but he’s going up and down (the court).” During today’s shootaround he went up and down the court, took shots and took contact in the post.
If you don’t believe me, look for yourself, thanks to KYWildcatsTV’s video and Periscope.
Bigs getting physical on one end, the guards working on their touch. Just another game-day shootaround on the road. pic.twitter.com/yszQeDXozJ
– Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 1, 2016
Willis looks good moving around without the boot, but we won’t know with certainty if he will play until just before tip-off.