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Willie Cauley-Stein to Kings in 2015 NBA Draft

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More than any prospect in this draft, Willie Cauley-Stein has the potential to be an NBA Defensive Player of the Year someday.

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Kentucky Wildcats center Willie 'Trill' Cauley Stein is now an NBA player.

He's also a teammate of former Cat DeMacus Cousins after the Sacramento Kings took Willie with the sixth-overall pick in the draft. He'll immediately make the Kings' frontcourt one of the best defensively in the NBA.

This past year, Cauley-Stein became one of UK's 58 all-time All-Americans during his breakout junior campaign and its 25th consensus First Team All-American. The 7-foot forward from Olathe, Kan., averaged 8.0 points and 6.2 rebounds during his three-year career in Lexington.

During his Wildcat career, Cauley-Stein finished as the only player in program history to amass 500 or more rebounds, 200 or more blocks, and 100 or more steals. He concludes his career ranking second all-time in the UK record books with 233 blocked shots.

In addition to his consensus All-America honors, Cauley-Stein was the 2015 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, 2015 SEC Tournament MVP, an All-SEC selection, an All-Freshman Team selection in 2013 and a two-time member of the All-SEC Defensive Team.

Congratulations to Willie on becoming a professional basketball player. Keep it trill in the NBA with Boogie.