More On Willis’ Coming Out Party


The Boiling Point: 2013 Purdue recruit Derek Willis turned heads in the Adidas May Classic in Bloomington, Ind., on Saturday.

After 2013 Purdue recruit Derek Willis went off in front of some national basketball recruiting people on Saturday in Bloomington, Ind., his stock is well on the rise. It also didn’t hurt that his huge game early in the Adidas May Classic AAU Tournament came against two highly-touted Indiana recruits, Devin Davis and Collin Hartman.

"“Derek had his first opportunity to shine on a national stage and he didn’t disappoint,” national analyst Brian Snow told Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jody Demling. “He is highly skilled for a kid who is every bit of 6 and effortlessly knocks in NBA threes. Add in an impressive handle and solid athleticism, and it is easy to see why Purdue jumped on him very early.”"

Willis told Demling nothing has changed about his Purdue commitment and he has to keep working hard. After his big game, Willis got invited to the Nike Elite 100 camp that’s being held in early June in St. Louis. It’s for elite players across the country.

The 6-foot-9 wing is from Kentucky and is a part of Purdue’s ’13 class of Kendall Stephens, Basil Smotherman and Bryson Scott.