Kentucky forward Willis arrested for public intoxication

BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky senior forward Derek Willis has been released after being arrested for public alcohol intoxication.

The Boone County Jail web site says that Willis was arrested Saturday and later released after posting $50 bond. The web site did not provide further details.

A message left Sunday night with a Kentucky athletics spokesman was not immediately returned.

The 6-foot-9 Willis, who turns 21 next week, became a bigger part of Kentucky's rotation last season and finished with per-game averages of 7.7 points and 4.0 rebounds. He's the second-leading scorer returning to a Wildcats squad that lost three players to the NBA draft while Marcus Lee and Charles Matthews have transferred. Forward Alex Poythress has completed his eligibility.

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