As we watch the season unfold, one can’t help but also think about the future. Especially in the Calipari era at Kentucky, the next step for these Freshmen players is always on our minds. We know that Nerlens Noel, Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin are top prospects, but recently it has become clear that Willie Cauley-Stein is as well. How big of a prospect is he? Well according to Adam Zagoria, Cauley-Stein is a contender for the #1 pick in the Draft. In his overview of Shabazz Muhammad’s first game, Zagoria says that Cauley-Stein is being considered for the top selection, along with Shabazz, Cody Zeller, Nerlens Noel and Isaiah Austin.
This is a pretty amazing leap for Cauley-Stein, who was projected around #40 in his high school class’s rankings. Now after a few weeks of practice, and a couple of games (one of which he played less than 10 minutes), he is a top pick contender. #KentuckyEffect