The Sporting News continued their position rankings yesterday and Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein is ranked the third best center in the country.
With his height (7-0) and athleticism and an adequate freshman season behind him, Cauley-Stein easily could have entered the NBA draft and made a career of being an extra big man. He wants more, and that ambition will be serviced by a second season with the Wildcats. Cauley-Stein still has so much to learn about how to influence every possession, how to position himself to be the greatest nuisance to the opposing offense, how to function as a full-time college player. He was only a useful reserve until Nerlens Noel’s injury last February. Now he’s a focal point of the nation’s No. 1 team.
MIchigan’s Mitch McGary is on top of the list and Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell comes in at #2.
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