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Derek Willis agrees to a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons

Ready for some great news? According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Derek Willis has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons.

Derek played for the Pistons in the Orlando Summer League, averaging 3.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.3 assists over four games. In his senior season at Kentucky, he averaged 7.0 points and 5.4 rebounds. With a deal in hand, he’ll head to training camp in September.

Congrats, Derek!

 

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23 Comments for Derek Willis agrees to a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons



  1. kyle heavy
    1:31 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    Way to go, Derek! Awesome.



  2. Catcasey1
    1:33 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    Good for him.



  3. EdC
    1:35 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    That is freaking awesome!



  4. bdmnky81
    1:42 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    Atta boy!!!!



  5. Mathlete
    1:43 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    Great job kid, BBN is proud of you!



  6. Ukgrad2006
    1:56 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    Well I’ll be damned!!!



  7. A_Blue_Wildcat
    2:09 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    Of all the guys who went undrafted, Willis was far from one of the people I thought would get signed. But hey im happy to see another UK player in the league.



  8. coachc90
    2:15 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    Derek would be the one undrafted UK guy that I thought had a shot- range, rebounding, and passing ability at NBA height. Congrats, DWill!



  9. chris43
    2:15 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    Great news! Practice, practice, practice and go get em big fella! Love it! Proud of ya D Will!



  10. coachc90
    2:20 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    I thought Willis wild be the one undrafted UK guy that had a shot- range, rebounding, passing skills, and NBA height. Way to go, DWill!



  11. Aar
    2:39 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    YES!



  12. Shagaris Sock Puppet
    2:42 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    I got to say, 3 years ago NOBODY would have had confidence in saying he would sign with a team. This makes me as happy as any other player signing in the NBA as a cats fan! Way to stick with a dream and prove all the naysayers wrong Derek, ill drink a dew to that!



  13. StuckinLville
    4:04 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    He said himself he should have applied himself more early on in college. Hopefully he’s learned from that and works his butt off. He always had the size and skill to be drafted, just needed the drive. Hopefully this is his motivation. Good luck Derek.



  14. TonyMontana
    4:07 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    Wow, I’m really surprised about this, I wish him the best!



  15. terwilliger
    4:14 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    So if he gets cut in training camp, does he still get paid?



    • BBNDan7
      4:28 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

      If he’s signed then he won’t be cut, just moved down to d league whole still being paid what the Pistons signed him for at worst



    • Luether
      6:49 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

      Looking forward to seeing him in the “D” league…



    • chris43
      6:55 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

      Jealous? I’m quite proud of him! Way to go Willis! BBN has your back and will cheering you on!



    • BBNDan7
      9:00 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

      Still making more money than you luether and probably not as pissed off at the world



    • runningunnin.454
      8:00 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

      Luether was in the “D” league in high school….highest grade he ever received.



    • bdmnky81
      9:23 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

      Luether, be careful. D league is the highest your boy Russ has achieved. May not want to diminish it too much….



  16. darthblue
    8:00 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

    Kentucky Effect. The effect Calipari has- any high school player he recruits are higher in the rankings. All his Kentucky players are drafted higher in the NBA.



    • CstlCAT22
      9:07 pm July 20, 2017 Permalink

      I think it’s largely because the don’t produce and constantly under perform 😉