Umana Reyer Venice added a frontcourt weapon for the upcoming season with the addition of power forward Derek Willis, the club announced Wednesday. Willis (2.06 meters, 27 years old) arrives from a fellow 7DAYS EuroCup rival Joventut Badalona where last season he averaged 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in the EuroCup while posting 9.6 points on 43.9% three-point shooting and 4.8 rebounds in the Spanish League action.
Reyer inks power forward Willis
Willis returns to Italy, where he played with Brindisi prior to joining Joventut. Willis started his pro career in Grand Rapids Drive and in 2018 he moved to Germany. There, he played two seasons, one in Goettingen and the second one in ratiopharm Ulm, where he made EuroCup debut.
"I am very grateful to Reyer which wanted me so much", Willis said. "From the outside I have always admired Reyer and its organization, I think it is developing a great program. Also, as an opponent, I have never won against Reyer and I can't wait to get started".