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Kentucky's Derek Willis to return from ankle injury vs. LSU

Kentucky Wildcats junior forward Derek Willis, who has missed three games with an ankle injury, will return against the LSU Tigers on Saturday.

"I'm not sure if he'll start," Kentucky coach John Calipari said. "But he'll play."

The 6-foot-9 Willis, who played sparingly his first two seasons and also for the first half of this season, was critical to the Wildcats' success in January and February due to his ability to space the floor and make shots from the perimeter.

"He makes us a different team," Calipari said.

Willis is averaging 7.8 points and 4.0 rebounds this season and is shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc.