Kentucky Wildcats relying on ‘Derek the Destroyer’ to prepare for Wisconsin’s Kaminsky

Marcus Lee - photo by Bo Morris | Kentucky Sports Review
Marcus Lee – photo by Bo Morris | Sports Review

has had two personalities in practices this week.

In addition to his normal sweet-shooting 6-foot-9 self, Willis has been assigned to impersonate ’s Frank Kaminsky, the 7-footer who has been one of the breakout stars of the Tournament.

But if you ask Marcus Lee — one of the big men assigned to chase him — the result is merely one Willis-Kaminsky hybrid that makes life difficult for anyone unfortunate enough to try to guard him.

“He’s playing the part of the destroyer,” Lee said. “That’s what I call Derek: Derek the Destroyer.”

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