The Boiling Point: 2013 Purdue verbal Derek Willis blows up in Bloomington.
Not many people national recruiting people had seen 2013 Purdue verbal commit Derek Willis before Saturday, so no one really knew how good of a player Purdue coach Matt Painter landed. Well, if Willis’ performance in Bloomington, Ind., on Saturday is any indication, Painter locked up a stud.
In an AAU game against some high-quality talent, Willis went for 19 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and was 3-for-3 from 3-point land. The 6-foot-8 wing caused those on Twitter watching him play to gush about his skills.
Here are some of the tweets that started popping up on the Kentucky product.
Derrick Willis is no joke
This cat Derek Willis is flat out killin right now…
When Willis is In this game its totally different
BA hoyas beat eg. Willis put it to Hartman the whole game
Seems Purdue got a gem in Derek Willis. Just led his BA Hoyas team to 71-63 win over Eric Gordon 16s
Derek Willis looks to me and everyone who just watched that game like a kid who’s going to be very highly ranked. He was big time.