Willie Cauley-Stein

Team: Dallas Mavericks

Position: Power Forward/Center

Height/Weight: 7’0″, 240 lbs.

Date of Birth: August 18, 1993

Place of Birth: Spearville, Kansas

College: University of Kentucky

Drafted: 2015- 1st Round, 6th Overall by Sacramento Kings

Willie Cauley-Stein is a basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks.

Raised in Olathe, KS, Cauley-Stein attended Olathe Northwest High School. Cauley-Stein committed to the University of Kentucky in October of 2011.

During his junior year, Cauley-Stein led Kentucky to a perfect regular season record (31-0) and an appearance in the 2015 Final Four. Following the season, Cauley-Stein declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Cauley-Stein was drafted sixth overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.

Off the hardwood, Cauley-Stein is also known for his fashion-forward style and strong advocate for philanthropy. His pre-Draft “Team Blake” tattoo honors a 9-year-old friend who lost a battle with cancer. Since then Cauley-Stein has helped design a collection of custom watches in which their proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society in Blake’s honor.

In April 2015, Cauley-Stein signed with Roc Nation Sports ahead of the 2015 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights:

NBA All-Rookie Second-Team (2016)
SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2015)
First-Team All-SEC (2015)
First-Team All-American (2015)
NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2015)
All-SEC Freshman Team (2013)