Mar 14, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) reacts after dunking against the LSU Tigers during the second half in the quarterfinals of the SEC college basketball tournament at Georgia Dome. Kentucky defeated LSU 85-67. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Rumors: Willie Cauley-Stein could return to Kentucky in 2015


While it seems that all anyone can ever talk about when it comes to the Kentucky Wildcats is how they can never keep their players from leaving, center Willie Cauley-Stein may be going against the grain to change that. While no one form the Wildcats national championship team has officially declared for the draft yet, of the possible entrants to the NBA Draft it appears that Willie Cauley-Stein is the likeliest to stay in school.

According to ESPN analyst Chad Ford, both JamesYoung and Julius Randl a as the Harrison twins are expected to enter the draft this June but Cauley-Stein remains a wild card.

“Julius Randle and James Young are, for sure, gone. I would say Willie Cauley-Stein too, but his comments the other day indicated he might not be a sure thing to leave.”

It’s still unclear just who will declare and if anyone will return, but if there’s one guy who might be best served by returning to school it’s Cauley-Stein. While he could ride the wave that his injury caused the Wildcats a championship, he’s likely better off staying another year and perhaps exiting next season a top pick in the draft.

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