Derek Willis tweeted Sunday night that he will return to Kentucky next season.
Willis played sparingly in his freshman season with the Wildcats, and rumors of a possible departure escalated Saturday after a Yahoo Sports report that he was exploring a transfer.
The 6-foot-9 forward said Sunday night that those rumors are “annoying and untrue.” His father and former high school coach have also said in recent days that Willis will not leave the program.
Willis scored 16 points in a total of 39 minutes as a freshman at UK. He never played more than 6 minutes in any game and did not play in the NCAA Tournament.