Derek Willis Proposes To Girlfriend Keely Potts On Kentucky Senior Night

Kentucky senior Derek Willis wanted to do something special tonight for Senior Night at Rupp Arena, so he went out and bought a ring and proposed to his girlfriend Keely Potts while ESPN’s camera was rolling.

Romance is still alive in college basketball. Potts, also a UK student, wrote this on IG earlier today:

The day is finally here… Happy senior night to my best friend! It’s a bitter-sweet feeling knowing tonight will be the last night I get to watch you play in Rupp as a Kentucky Wildcat. It’s been my pleasure cheering you on the past 3 seasons and getting to watch you mold into the player you are today. You have grown so much through out your past four years here, and I am beyond proud of you. There is nothing you can’t over come, and I hope you remember that as you move forward. As this chapter of your life slowly comes to an end, I hope you can reflect back on all your memories you’ve made through out being at UK. I hope you’re proud of overcoming the many obstacles you faced to get where you are today. You are the best person I know and I can’t wait to cheer you on one last time in Rupp! So here’s to you, and your last home game- GO GET EM STUD

And then he proposed.

KSR: Derek Willis just proposed to his girlfriend during the Senior Night ceremony https://t.co/9jXuHSZuNg #BBN pic.twitter.com/rnDZ3tgEBi

— UKWildcatSports (@UKWildcatSports) March 1, 2017

Willis, a 6’9″ senior from Mt. Washington, Kentucky, isn’t some scrub walk-on making this move. He plays about 20 minutes a game, averages seven points and five rebounds.