Men's Basketball
Willie Cauley-Stein - Men's Basketball - University of Kentucky Athletics 15


  • height 7-0
  • Weight 240
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Olathe, Kan.
  • High school Northwest


Junior: Consensus First Team All-American after earning accolades from every major outlet … National Defensive Player of the Year by the NABC … Finalist for numerous national player of the year honors … 2015 Midwest Region All-Tournament team … SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player … First-team All-SEC … SEC Defensive Player of the Year … All-SEC Defensive team honoree … Became the first player in UK history to amass 200 or more blocks and 100 or more steals … One of eight players in program history with 500 or more rebounds, 100 or more blocks and 75 or more steals … Ranks second in the UK record books with 233 career blocked shots … Started all 39 games … Led UK in steals (47), while ranking second in blocked shots (67) … Paced the Wildcats in blocks (19) and boards (78) in 10 games vs. ranked opponents … Averaged 9.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.2 steals per game … Notched career-best marks in starts, minutes per game, free-throw percentage, rebounds, assists, steals and points as a junior … Had six points, four rebounds and two blocks, including the go-ahead rejection in the win over No. 8 Notre Dame … Scored eight points and added 10 rebounds in the win over No. 20 West Virginia … Scored 15 points and added 10 rebounds for his 11th career double-double in the SEC Tournament title game vs. Arkansas … Logged 18 points, seven rebounds and three blocks vs. Auburn in the SEC Tournament … Registered eight points and seven boards in the home finale vs. Florida … Posted seven points, nine rebounds, four blocks, two steals and two assists against No. 18 Arkansas … Scored in double figures in four of five games beginning against Alabama … Had double-digit scoring vs. Alabama (12), at Florida (13), at LSU (15) and home vs. South Carolina (14) … Included in that stretch were posterizing dunks that were featured on SportsCenter Top 10 Plays of the Day vs. Florida and LSU … Registered 13 points and five rebounds in a home win over Missouri … Logged seven points, 12 rebounds three steals and four blocks vs. Ole Miss … Had 15 points, six boards, four steals and two blocks vs. No. 21 North Carolina … Logged a double-double vs. Columbia with 10 points and boards … Notched a career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds with five steals and three blocks in the win over No. 6 Texas … Scored 11 points and added six rebounds in the win over Providence … Scored 12 points vs. Boston … Had 12 points and four blocks in the season-opening win over Grand Canyon.


Sophomore: All-SEC Defensive team by the league’s coaches … Appeared in 37 games, making 18 starts … Averaged 6.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game … Tallied 106 blocks for the season which is a total that ranks as the second-most in a single season in school history … Logged eight rebounds, four steals and four blocks in UK’s second-round win over Kansas State … Recorded 10 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks vs. Florida in the SEC Championships … Tallied eight points, six rebounds and six blocks vs. LSU in the SEC Tournament … Named to the SEC All-Defensive Team … Notched a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds vs. Arkansas … Scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds and swatted three shots at Ole Miss … Recorded his second double-double of the year vs. Ole Miss, scoring a season-high 18 points, while grabbing 11 rebounds and swatting six shots … Blocked six shots and swiped a career-high six steals to go along with eight points in UK’s win over Georgia … Led UK with 15 points and six rebounds as the Wildcats knocked off Vanderbilt on the road … Tallied 12 points to go along with four rebounds in UK’s win over Mississippi State … Snatched 10 rebounds in UK’s win over Louisville … Scored a season-best 16 points and grabbed seven boards in UK’s win over Belmont … Pulled down 12 rebounds and swatted five shots on the road at North Carolina … Tied a career best in blocks with nine as UK grabbed a win over Boise State … Neared a triple-double with 15 points, eight rebounds and nine blocks in UK’s win over Providence … Notched 15 points and eight rebounds while tying his then career high in blocks with seven in UK’s win over Eastern Michigan … Scored 11 points in 30 minutes of action vs. Cleveland State … Recorded his first double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds against UT Arlington … Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Robert Morris … Pulled down seven rebounds vs. Michigan State … Tallied seven points to go along with 11 rebounds in UK’s win over Northern Kentucky … Averaged 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per outing in UK’s two exhibition contests … Earned preseason accolades as a second-team All-SEC selection by the media … CBS Sports tabbed him to its preseason third team All-America squad.


Freshman: SEC Freshman of the Week (1/7, 2/25) … Freshman All-SEC … Appeared in 29 games, making 14 starts … Averaged 8.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game … Ranked among UK’s all-time top freshman performers with 60 blocks on the year … Recorded seven points and nine rebounds vs. Vanderbilt in SEC Tournament … Posted six points, eight rebounds and four blocks in win over Florida … Tallied fourth double-double and second straight with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Georgia … Registered third double-double of the season with 13 points, 10 rebounds to go with four blocks at Arkansas … Tallied 12 points, six rebounds and three blocks in win over Mississippi State … Posted career-high seven blocks and tied career high with 12 boards in win over Missouri … Posted a career-high 20 points in win over Vanderbilt while grabbing seven rebounds and blocking three shots … Scored 10 points, while grabbing six rebounds at Florida … Perfect 5-for-5 from the field in win over Auburn, finishing with 12 points … Scored 13 points on 5-7 shooting from the field, while grabbing six rebounds and blocking two shots in win over South Carolina … Grabbed eight rebounds, while tying career highs in blocks (4) and assists (4) in SEC debut at Vanderbilt … Recorded second double-double of the season against Eastern Michigan with 11 points and 11 rebounds to go with two blocks and two steals in 22 minutes … Tallied game-highs in rebounds (8) and blocks (3) in first-career start against Louisville … Scored eight points while grabbing seven rebounds and blocking three shots against Marshall … Recorded career-best four assists and tied personal best three steals against Lipscomb … Pulled down seven rebounds and blocked three shots in win over Portland … Posted UK’s first double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds to go with four blocks against Samford … Recorded six points, seven rebounds and two blocks against Baylor … Totaled 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in win over LIU Brooklyn … Scored a personal-best 14 points against Lafayette … Tallied eight points, six rebounds and four blocks in his collegiate debut against Maryland … Posted eight points, nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 27 minutes off the bench against Northwood … Scored 12 points and registered three steals in exhibition against Transylvania … Averaged 10.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and three assists, while shooting .875 (7-of-8) from the field in exhibition play.

High School 

Averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds as a junior … Ranked the 10th best center in the country by and ESPNU Recruiting and the sixth best by … Ranked 20th overall by Scout, while ESPNU rated him at 32nd and Rivals at 39th. He also stars on the football field, catching 57 passes for 1,140 yards and 14 touchdowns through nine games in 2011 as a wide receiver.


Son of Willie Cauley and Marlene Stein … Chose Kentucky over Alabama, Florida and Kansas State … Born Aug. 18, 1993 in Spearville, Kan.

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