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"I'm happy for Willie and also proud of him for making the best decision for him and his family," he said in the release. "Being in school for at least three years will get him closer to having a degree and will help him prepare for the next level and life afterward."
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"I feel this emptiness in me like I still got something to prove and I still got so much stuff to work on in my game," he said then. "I went up from last year and now I want to take another step. I want to make another jump in my game. And I love school. I love being at Kentucky. I love the fan base. I love the community. I love the people there. So it's like, why not stay until they make you leave?"
Kentucky coach John Calipari isn't complaining.
"I want to come back and have a chance to win a national championship, while also getting closer to earning my degree," Cauley Stein said in news release. After suffering an unspecified ankle injury in the Sweet 16 that sidelined him for the rest of the Wildcats' run to the NCAA championship game, he noted: "Being at the Final Four this year was special, but not being able to help my teammates on the floor was tough. I look forward to helping us get back there next year, while playing in front of the best fans in the nation."
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"He's not ready," Ford told The Courier Journal this week. "Teams love the fact that he's Reebok Supreme Ventilator
In addition, 6 9 forward Marcus Lee and 6 8 Alex Poythress, Cauley Stein's roommate and best friend on the team, could both be back. Both are also former McDonald's All Americans. And
a great shot blocker and how well he moves, laterally and up and down the court, but he's going to struggle to see minutes in the NBA. He's a classic candidate to be heading directly to the D League. I think he'd get better coaching, probably, and more fundamentals in college."
6 9 forward Derek Willis should be back as a sophomore, once again making the Cats the longest team in college basketball.
his offensive game would certainly help.
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Cauley Stein's 106 blocks as a sophomore rank second in UK single season history and his 166 career blocks rank sixth. He is 102 away from passing Jamaal Magloire for the school record. Although most assumed he was headed for the NBA after this season, Cauley Stein was clearly torn the night the Wildcats lost to Connecticut in the title game.
It will also give Kentucky the most loaded frontcourt in America. The Cats are adding two towering freshmen, 6 foot 10 forward Trey Lyles and 7 footer Karl Towns, both of whom are McDonald's All Americans. They might also still get back 7 foot, 265 pound former McDonald's All American center Dakari Johnson, who started for UK this season and has yet to announce his intentions regarding the draft.
Cauley Stein averaged 6.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in just 23.8 minutes per game this season and was a rated the No. 19 prospect in this year's NBA draft by ESPN's Chad Ford. His injury, however, might have prevented Cauley Stein from participating in pre draft workouts and hurt his stock.
projected first round pick, announced Monday he will return for his junior season.
Jordan Adams, UCLA sophomore: Saucony Shoes 2018 The high scoring shooting guard intially was going to return to school after averaging 17.4 points a game. The 6 5 natural wing could be a late first rounder.
Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley Stein says he will stay for another year.(Photo: Dale Zanine, USA TODAY Sports)LEXINGTON, Ky. The first of many NBA decisions for the University of Kentucky's talented roster is something of a stunner: 7 footer Willie Cauley Stein, a Reebok Blue Suede
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