Future Cat Derek Willis named finalist for Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball award

Walter Cornett February 27, 2013
Derek Willis - AP Photo

Derek Willis – AP Photo

Bullitt East High School teammates Derek Willis and Rusty Troutman and Trinity’s Darryl Hicks were among the five finalists named Wednesday for Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball award.  Willis, Troutman and Hicks join Madison Central’s Dominique Hawkins and Montgomery County’s Omar Prewitt as finalists for the award sponsored by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.

Christian Academy’s China Dow was named among the five finalists for the Miss Basketball award, joining Marion County teammates Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, Madison Central’s Larryn Brooks and Owensboro Catholic’s Becca Greenwell.

The winners will be announced March 29 during a ceremony at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville.

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Walter Cornett, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.


3 comments
Robert Knuckles
Robert Knuckles

Mr.Kentucky in Basketball You Go Derek Willis !!!!Please come to U.K. !!!!!

Robert Knuckles
Robert Knuckles

Now that Coach Cal is here he surely will not let another Mr.Kentucky in Basketball get away !!! To you Derek Willis since your from Bullitt County I Know you can help school the other players coming in to get what it's all about to play at Kentucky &at the same time you will get to school your opponents on the court!!! Live in georgia at Rupp Arena South !!!!!! The Big Blue Nation Rocks !!!! & Welcomes all you Greats to Kentucky !!!!!!