Willie Cauley-Stein’s decision to return to Kentucky wasn’t entirely based on individual improvement and his projected draft position. Of course, those played a pretty large role in his decision to return, but at the end of the day, he just wasn’t ready to grow up.
“I’m a kid,” Cauley-Stein told reporters in this afternoon’s basketball media appearance. “I wasn’t ready to pay taxes.”
He also admitted to enjoying life in Lexington as a Kentucky basketball player. He said he realized that he would just be another guy on the team if he had moved on to the NBA, as opposed to living the celebrity life for another season at UK.
And next season?
“I feel the record will be a lot better, where Kentucky should be,” he told Jerry Tipton.
Yeah, that sounds about right.