While there may be a slew of Kentucky Wildcats leaving for the NBA from the recent team that landed themselves a berth in the national championship game, sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein will not be one of them as he has announced that he will return to Lexington for his junior season.
I’m proud to say I’m coming back for my junior year. I still have an empty spot to fulfill and in no rush to leave the best fans in the USA!
— Willie Cauley-Stein (@THEwillieCS15) April 14, 2014
While Cauley-Stein did begin the tournament with the Wildcats, he missed the amazing run down the stretch when he left the Sweet 16 win over the Louisville Cardinals with an injury and did not return for the remainder of March Madness.
This past season in Kentucky’s up-and-down run, the sophomore averaged just 6.8 points per game with 6.1 rebounds. He wasn’t a dominant force by any means, but he was good to have on the inside to help out freshman forward Julius Randle.
So, John Calipari will at least be getting one of his guys back for next season.