It is every Wildcat fan’s dream to meet the current players, or even those that declare for the draft. I was at Towne Square Mall in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, killing some time between the competition and the awards ceremony for KY PBL SLC. I saw this line of Kentucky fans, figuring a Wildcat was there for an autograph session. After being talked into it, I got in line to meet current Sacramento Kings player, Skal Labissiere. While waiting my turn to go up to the table, up walks former Kentucky player, and current G League player, Derek Willis! I started fangirling, because he is one of my favorite players! So, I went up and met Skal, got his autograph on a shirt I had just bought in the mall and had our picture taken. I also got one with Derek Willis. That made my night, as it would any Wildcat fan.
With players declaring and autograph tours being posted, I can tell you this: getting to meet your favorite Wildcats before they head to the pro league is a memory you’ll have for the rest of your life.