Derek was a local talent that came to UK from Bullitt East High School in Mount Washington, Kentucky. He played for the Wildcats from 2013-2017. He was a valuable player on the team knows for his three point shooting. He shot 39.85% from three during his career at UK. He also proposed marriage to his fiancee on his senior night at Rupp Arena which was truly enjoyed by the Big Blue Nation in attendance that night.