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Former UK Teammates Derek Willis, Dakari Johnson Face-Off in Summer League

Eric Gay | AP

The last time Derek Willis and Dakari Johnson officially shared the same court, it was on college basketball’s biggest stage.  This afternoon in Orlando the two tried to woo NBA executives in the Summer League.

Willis’ Pistons blew a big late lead to fall to Johnson’s Thunder 92-91.  Reliant on others to set him up for open outside shots, Willis still found a way to be active.  In one short stretch he had a rebound, a steal that led to free throws, an assist, then another rebound.  The steal almost resulted in a poster to end all posters.

Willis finished with 2 points (o-for-1 from behind the three-point line), 2 rebounds, 2 steals & 1 assist in ten minutes of action.

Wearing the OKC blue, Dakari Johnson was dominant inside.  The former UK center had an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double.  These are the type of plays Kentucky fans have seen before.

That’s not the type of play that’s kept Dakari in the D-League.  Johnson needs to prove that he can be consistently active in the post and run the floor.  He did just that today.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Former UK Teammates Derek Willis, Dakari Johnson Face-Off in Summer League

  1. gobble gobble
    7:38 pm July 1, 2017 Permalink

    Oh, the final score was “92-21”?? Seriously, Nick? Please consider proofreading. It’s ridiculous the amount of mistakes you make in all of your posts. Smh

    • Nick Roush
      7:52 pm July 1, 2017 Permalink

      I’ve posted 12 times today, watched three basketball games, Yahtzeed and cooked dinner. Pardon me for typing a “2” instead of a “9.” Thanks to an edit button, the only reason anybody will have known this happened is because I’m acknowledging it in a response. There’s a thing called an edit button.

      Please consider not being an ass the next time you comment.

    • Luether
      9:17 pm July 1, 2017 Permalink

      Stay classy, Nickie boy…

    • binarysolo
      12:47 am July 2, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah but you act like 91-21 is the only error you made today. Like, am I nuts or does the entry title “Diallo Leads Team USA in Scoring (again) After Americans Shake Off Slow” missing a word at the end?

      Not to make comparisons, but to make comparisons, I’ve yet to see glaring mistakes from Drew or Mrs. TT and they’ve been at this a lot longer than you have.

  2. gobble gobble
    8:14 pm July 1, 2017 Permalink

    I’ll consider not being an ass if you consider proofreading. It’s not just this article, it’s many others as well. You get paid to do what you love… show that love for your job in your work you post.

    • BBNDan7
      8:47 pm July 1, 2017 Permalink

      You’re literally the biggest joke gobble gobble. How many times have you yelled at a kid to get off your lawn today?

  3. BBNDan7
    8:49 pm July 1, 2017 Permalink

    I’m assuming gobble gobble is stuck in a dead end job and is mad about his life so he just like to take it out on others when they make tiny mistakes in their work.