2013 Recruit Willis Dominates In Bloomington


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.

@markodascout marko
Derrick Willis is no joke

This cat Derek Willis is flat out killin right now…

@markodascout marko
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.