Willie Cauley-Stein

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Willie Cauley-Stein
Willie-Cauley-Stein-6.jpg
Cauley-Stein in 2012
No. 15 – Kentucky Wildcats
PositionPower forward
LeagueSoutheastern Conference
Personal information
Born(1993-08-18) August 18, 1993 (age 20)
Spearville, Kansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorthwest (Olathe, Kansas)
CollegeKentucky (2012–present)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-SEC Freshman team (2013)
 
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Willie Cauley-Stein
Willie-Cauley-Stein-6.jpg
Cauley-Stein in 2012
No. 15 – Kentucky Wildcats
PositionPower forward
LeagueSoutheastern Conference
Personal information
Born(1993-08-18) August 18, 1993 (age 20)
Spearville, Kansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorthwest (Olathe, Kansas)
CollegeKentucky (2012–present)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-SEC Freshman team (2013)

Willie Cauley-Stein (born August 18, 1993) is an American college basketball player for the Kentucky Wildcats. He was considered one of the top 20 prospects for the 2013 NBA Draft,[1][2] but he elected to return to school for his sophomore season.

High school career[edit]

Cauley-Stein attended Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, Kansas. He played basketball and football. During his high school football career as a senior, he had 57 receptions for 1,140 yards and 14 touchdowns.

College career[edit]

Cauley-Stein started out his college career as a bench center, backing up top prospect Nerlens Noel. During his time as a back-up, Cauley-Stein ended up averaging 7.8 points on 63.9% field goal shooting, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 1.0 assists, and 0.8 steals in 20 games of play.

On February 12, 2013, in a game against the Florida Gators, Noel tore the ACL in his left knee after blocking a Florida lay-up, forcing him to sit out the remainder of the season. Cauley-Stein was given the starting center position, and ended the season averaging 8.3 points on 62.1% field goal shooting, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks en route to a disappointing first round NIT loss.

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