King Rex has developed a great amount of street cred since he arrived in Lexington back in 1986. A good rule of thumb is to not disagree with Rex — he know’s what the hell he is talking about. During today’s game Rex made a BOLD statement on Twitter after Derek Willis took a rebound coast-to-coast for a score:
“Gonna go ‘head & say this publicly (said it 2 a few pals) – I won’t be surprised if in 7-8 yrs D.Willis proves 2 b this roster’s best plyr.”
While 90% of the KSR comment section and callers will agree that Willis needs to play more, this statement takes the conversation to another level. Can Willis really grow to be better than the athletic 7-foot Willie Cauley-Stein? Julius Randle is a guaranteed lottery pick, but can Willis’ game translate better to the league? Rex certainly believes in Bullitt County’s finest, seeing Willis as a longer and more athletic version of Scott Padgett.
Do you agree with Rex, or is this just silly? @RoushKSR