Everyone’s excited Willie’s returning for his junior season, especially John Calipari. Cal tweeted this moments ago:
I’m happy for Willie and also proud of him for making the best decision for him and his family. Being in school for at least three years will get him closer to having a degree and will help him prepare for the next level and life afterwards.
UK also sent out an official statement about Willie’s return, in which Willie said his desire to win a National Championship and get his degree was too strong to give up for the NBA:
“I want to come back and have a chance to win a national championship, while also getting closer to earning my degree,” Cauley-Stein said. “Being at the Final Four this year was special, but not being able to help my teammates on the floor was tough. I look forward to helping us get back there next year, while playing in front of the best fans in the nation.”
This feels appropriate: