The Kentucky Wildcats may have four players taken in first 14 picks of the 2015 NBA draft.
One player essentially guaranteed to go in the top 10 is All-American center Willie Cauley-Stein. The man of many hairdos has been busy on the workout trail as he looks to solidify his draft stock and go somewhere in the top 10.
Chad Ford posted a column praising Cauley-Stein for a recent workout in L.A.
He's freakishly athletic, and he moves laterally as well as any big man I've ever seen (that includes Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond). He's bouncy and just glides up and down the floor. There's a reason teams think he might be able to guard all five positions on the floor, and everything he did in Los Angeles confirmed that ability.
He's also gotten bigger. He's bulked up considerably over the past few months without losing any of his explosiveness.
One minor surprise was his midrange shooting ability. If you saw Kentucky in practice or in shootarounds before games, you saw that Cauley-Stein showed some ability on the perimeter. From his two days in L.A., it's clear his stroke is better than one might think. He started to break out that shot in games toward the end of the season. If he can hit a midrange jumper with regularity in the NBA, he'll be even more valuable.
The Denver Nuggets hold the No. 7 pick in this year's draft, and they could use a true center like Cauley-Stein. He worked out for them on Monday, and here's an interview with him afterwards: