Myron Medcalf talks preseason Wooden Award contenders

In case you didn’t know, college basketball isn’t really that far away. Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com wrote a blog yesterday detailing some of his favorites for the Wooden Award. Medcalf listed to returning players, five freshmen and five sleeper picks. Here are the players Medcalf listed that are noteworthy for Kansas fans (and followers of the blog): Big 12 opponents: Georges...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Robic coaching final game; Willie Cauley-Stein in uniform

The Kentucky Wildcats are getting set to face the Dominican Republic National Team for the second time. It will be the sixth and final game of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour, but it will be the first that center Willie Cauley-Stein suits up. Cauley-Stein in uniform today but for a team picture. He is warming […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein headlines Bleacher Reports Top Returning 2015 NBA Draft Prospects

Yesterday, Bleacher Report NBA Lead Writer Jonathan Wasserman released a list of Top Returning (collegiate) 2015 NBA Draft Prospects which is headlined by Kentucky's Willie Cauley Stein.Willie Cauley-Stein will be coming off ankle surgery, but he'll also be coming off a sophomore year having averaged 2.9 blocks in just 23.8 minutes a game. Scouts love that blend of 7'...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Blue Bahamas Tour Begins

The long-awaited debut of the 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats finally arrived as UK took on Puerto Rico in the first of six games to be played in the Bahamas.  I had been so anxious to get my first look at this exceptionally talented team,  I was able to (mostly) overlook those hideous uniforms.   While I understand this is very early, I saw much to be excited about for the upcoming...
Via Big Blue Digest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Offers 2015 Center Doral Moore

Kentucky has officially offered 2015 four-star center Doral Moore, according to Chris Williams, who coaches his AAU team, The Atlanta XPress. 7'0 C Doral Moore now holds offer from Kentucky moving into his senior year after having a big summer. @UAassociation @ReggieRankin — The Atlanta Xpress (@AtlXpress) August 2, 2014 Moore is a 7’0″ big man from Locust Grove, GA, who...
Via Kentucky Recruits
17 days ago  |  Discuss

James Young advises Kentucky to ignore undefeated talk

Kentucky basketball is expected to have a big year in 2014. Between a bevy of returning talent — like Aaron and Andrew Harrison, along with the frontcourt trio of Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson and Marcus Lee — and the No. 2 recruiting class in the country, expectations in Lexington are incredibly high. This team may even have the talent and experience to run the table and...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein: “I Might Be Down, But I Certainly Ain’t Out”

Kentucky’s fan base is certainly excited for the 2014-2015 campaign to get under away, considering the team returns a number of star players and will bring in one of the top recruiting classes in the country. But one player who might need a little more time before tip-off in mid-November is returning junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein. Cauley-Stein injured his left ankle during...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Releases Its Non-Conference Schedule, Will Play UCLA, North Carolina, Louisville Back-To-Back-To-Back

Kentucky’s men’s basketball team will likely start the 2014-15 season ranked No. 1 in the country. John Calipari’s program will return many of its key players from its national championship runner-up team–the Harrison twins, Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Alex Poythress–and, as usual, bring in a top recruiting class.  Today, the Wildcats are releasing their non-conference...
Via College Spun
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Mock Draft

#450393607 / gettyimages.comWillie Cauley-Stein, Andrew Harrison, Alex Poythress and LA Laker Julius Randle pictured here. All in picture will be first rounders along with at least two or three more not pictured.Jahlil Okafor, C, DukeMyles Turner, C/F, TexasKarl Towns, C, KentuckyEmmanuel Mudiay, G, SMUMontrezl Harrell, PF, LouisvilleCliff Alexander, F, KansasCaris LeVert, G, MichiganWayne...
Via Only College Sports
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Trey Lyles to sit out Kentucky’s trip to the Bahamas

On Tuesday, Kentucky announced that incoming freshman Trey Lyles will be out indefinitely as he is “recovering from a medical procedure on his left leg”. Lyles will not be participating with Kentucky during their six-game trip to the Bahamas in August, but he is expected to be ready for the start of practice in October. Lyles isn’t the only Kentucky big man that won’t be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Trey Lyles out for Bahamas Trip; John Calipari not worried

The Kentucky Wildcats will be down a pair of big men for their summer trip to the Bahamas in August. Center Willie Cauley-Stein, a projected lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, will miss the trip while rehabbing from his ankle injury suffered during the NCAA Tournament. Now, incoming 5-star forward Trey Lyles will also be out due to a procedure on his leg. Trey Lyles is recovering...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky basketball ready to unleash three-headed monster

The Kentucky Wildcats have three 7-foot centers who could be drafted in the NBA Draft next season. Junior Willie Cauley-Stein, sophomore Dakari Johnson and freshman Karl-Anthony Towns are in a battle for the starting position for head coach John Calipari. At this time, it is not determined who will be the starting center, but it seems they are ready to unleash a three-headed monster...
Via The Sports Blitz
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein recovering from surgery, likely missing August trip

Kentucky is in the process of finalizing an overseas trip in August, but Willie Cauley-Stein won't be participating. The 7-footer suffered an ankle injury in the NCAA Tournament, forcing him to miss the Final Four, and he's still recovering from his April surgery. “It will be a great trip for our fans to see this team for the first time, especially with Willie not playing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky basketball center preview: Calipari going to Towns?

Kentucky basketball has a 21-foot, three-headed monster. Fear not, the monster is not a cousin of Godzilla. The monster is the center position.  Kentucky has three 7-foot centers destined for the first round of the NBA Draft on the 2014-15 roster. Junior Willie Cauley-Stein, sophomore Dakari Johnson and freshman Karl-Anthony Towns will battle for the starting spot this summer....
Via isportsweb.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky basketball tournament of champions: Center position

Each NCAA championship-winning Kentucky basketball team possessed something unique. The 1948 team had a captain named Rollins, the 1949 team had a three-sport star named Bruno, the 1951 team had a Lou Tsioropoulos, the 1958 team had a roster with 12 players native to Kentucky that included Lincoln “Abe” Collinsworth, the 1978 team had a Goose, the 1996 team had a “Shimmying”...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky in 2015 Five-Star Center Doral Moore’s Top Five

Kentucky is in the mix for yet another high-profile big man in 2015. This time it’s Georgia native Doral Moore. Moore told HoopSeen on Sunday that his “main focus” is on Ohio State, Illinois, Kentucky, Texas and Louisville. Atlanta Xpress' Doral Moore says his main focus is on Ohio St., Illinois, Kentucky, Texas & Louisville. #Gibbons — HoopSeen (@hoopseen) May 3...
Via Kentucky Recruits
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Today In Kentucky Fan Tattoo News – Member Of #BBN Gets Harrison Twins Tattoo After They Announce Their Return To UK

We’re getting to the point where Kentucky fans aren’t really Kentucky fans if they don’t get some body art signifying their fanhood. We’ve seen the nearly prophetic “2014 Nati9nal Champions” tattoo, the “Willie Cauley-Stein is coming back so here’s his face on my leg” tattoo, as well as one guy with a back tattoo who UK fans would rather disassociate with. Now,...
Via College Spun
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Harrison Twins bypass NBA Draft; Return to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats received an absurd amount of hype going into this past season, and that will probably be the case again in 2014. With Willie Cauley-Stein and Marcus Lee already having announced they’re returning for another year in Lexington, the 2014-15 Wildcats already look like a championship-contender on paper. They just got even better with news that Andrew and Aron...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cauley-Stein undergoes surgery on injured ankle

Riding around campus the last couple of days on a motorized cart, it's obvious the injury to Willie Cauley-Stein's left ankle was more than just a sprain. John Calipari said as much Thursday during a press conference for his new book, "Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out," when he confirmed that Cauley-Stein went under the knife recently to fix the injury...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein has surgery, gets a new on-campus vehicle?

The big news over the weekend for Kentucky fans was that center Willie Cauley-Stein underwent surgery on the ankle that he injured early in Kentucky’s Elite 8 matchup with Michigan. According to John Calipari, Cauley-Stein will be out “a couple months”, which likely played a role in his decision to return to Kentucky for another season. It’s hard to workout for teams coming...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein Scooting Through A Campus Near You

Willie Cauley-Stein is enjoying the temporary perks of the unfortunate ending to his season. The ankle injury he suffered in Kentucky’s Sweet Sixteen victory over Louisville turned into an ankle surgery a few days ago. Possibly due to the injury, Cauley-Stein also withdrew his name from this year’s loaded NBA draft pool of prospects; a draft that likely still would have landed...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Cauley-Stein’s Preferred Method of Transportation is Motorized Scooter

Photo credit: Emily Wuetch of The Kernel (@emilywuetch) You’d be hard-pressed to name a more unique player in recent Kentucky basketball history than Willie Cauley-Stein. The seven-footer has passed up the opportunity to become an instant millionaire not once, but twice in favor of returning to school, which he openly admitted to hating before coming to Kentucky. Still, Cauley...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Willie Cauley-Stein Is Having A Fantastic Time Riding A Scooter To Class

Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein is returning to school for his junior year, which means another 365 days of entertainment for Kentucky students on campus. Earlier today, Cauley-Stein gave his teammate E.J. Floreal a ride to class on his motorized scooter, which he’s been using to get around after having surgery on his injured ankle. Floreal posted a video of their ride. A...
Via College Spun
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UK Fan Gets Willie Cauley-Stein Face Tattoo on Leg (Photo)

  Before Willie Cauley-Stein made his decision to come back to Kentucky a fan Tweeted him that he would get his face tattooed on him if he came back to Big Blue Nation. Well, we all know that WCS came back to UK and the fan has made good on his bet. I don’t know what it is about Kentucky fans and their tats but at least he kept his word? [@Therealmjeezy]
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Fan Follows Through With Willie Cauley-Stein Tattoo

Kentucky fan Michael Gray celebrated the return of Willie Cauley-Stein by immortalizing the soon-to-be junior big man on his body. It all started with one Tweet. Gray wrote on April 14 that if Cauley-Stein came back for his junior season, he would tattoo his face somewhere on his body. “@Therealmjeezy: @KySportsRadio if @TrillGeta15 comes back ill tattoo his face on me before the...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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