In UK's two exhibition wins, the versatile Willis made seven of eight shots from the field, grabbed 16 rebounds, dished out seven assists, blocked four shots and recorded two steals.
"He took minutes," Calipari said Friday night after UK's 111-58 win over Kentucky State. "Now he's like the first guy you want to put in because he can play the four, the three. You saw that if we needed to, we can put Alex (Poythress) and Marcus Lee at the four and the five. You can play that way."