Tag: Willie Cauley-Stein

Willie Cauley-Stein says Kentucky remains just like home

Willie Cauley-Stein and Jami Young.

Willie Cauley-Stein and Jami Young.


The following is my interview with Willie Cauley-Stein in Pikeville Tuesday.

Q: “What is your most memorable college basketball season and why?”
A: “I would have to probably say, probably my junior season, just going 38-1. The fun that we had in that season was the best.”

Q: “Do you have any words of advice for the incoming UK class?”
A: “Work. Work everyday on your game. Try not to get distracted, just keep on working and play for each other.”

Cousins, Rondo, Cauley-Stein, Wall coming back to Rupp Arena for preseason game Oct. 15

Karl Antony-Towns talks to ESPN's Shannon Spake. (Clay Jackson/cjackson@amnews.com)

Karl Antony-Towns talks to ESPN’s Shannon Spake. (Clay Jackson/cjackson@amnews.com)

LEXINGTON – The NBA’s Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards will play a preseason game in Rupp Arena on October 15 at 7 PM, the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and Global Sports Management (GSM) announced today.

The game will feature the return to Lexington of former UK stars DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo and Willie Cauley-Stein of the Sacramento Kings along with John Wall of the Washington Wizards.    

Taking place the day after UK Basketball’s annual Big Blue Madness, the game will help tip off  the basketball season for Big Blue Nation and provide fans a unique opportunity to be part of the excitement of NBA basketball.

Booker, Cauley-Stein, Towns make NBA All-Rookie team

-1LEXINGTON, Ky. – The notion that the Kentucky men’s basketball program not only puts players in the NBA, it prepares them to succeed, was underscored Thursday by the latest honors from its most recent draft class. Former Wildcats Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker and Willie Cauley-Stein were named to the NBA All-Rookie teams on Thursday by the league.

Towns, who was named just the fifth unanimous Rookie of the Year in league history on Monday, was a unanimous first-team selection. Booker also made the five-man first team while Cauley-Stein landed on the second team.