Yesterday, Derek Willis told reporters about his new nightly habit: lately, he’s been going to the Joe Craft Center at midnight to get in some extra shooting practice when he can’t sleep. Willis said his solo shooting sessions last a little over an hour, and while he’s only done it a few times, he plans to make it a nightly ritual, comparing the experience to church:
“When you’re in the gym alone, it’s like going to church for some people or, like, talking to a counselor maybe. It’s just good to, like, think of stuff and see how you’re doing. It’s really good peace of mind.”
On Monday, Calipari mentioned that Dominique Hawkins has also been in the gym late at night, although it’s not clear if he’s part of Willis’ midnight sessions. A few years ago, another freshman started his own workout movement, which spurred his teammates into better practice habits and built camaraderie. From what I remember, that went pretty well.