Before Nerlens Noel tore his ACL against Florida, he reeled off 4 strait weeks of being named SEC Freshman of the Week. Willie Cauley-Stein has stepped up for the ‘Cats, and now earns the same award for the 2nd time this year. Cauley-Stein came up huge in games against Vanderbilt, and in an OT thriller vs. Missouri. WCS racked up 27 points, 19 rebounds, 10 blocks, and shot 11-17 from the field in the two wins.
Cauley-Stein earned his first SEC Freshman of the Week award after becoming the first ‘Cat to record multiple double-double efforts. WCS tallied 11 points and 11 rebounds in UK’s last non-conference game against Eastern Michigan. He and the Kentucky Wildcats will host Mississippi State on Wednesday night. The ‘Cats and Bulldogs are set to tip at 8pm, the game will be aired on the SEC Network.