I’m sure at Big Blue Madness, you were impressed by a handful of players, two of those are Willie Cauley-Stein and Kyle Wiltjer.
For what it means, you have to look at Noel as a lock to be a starter. But a question may arise, -should it be Cauley-Stein or Wiltjer?
Although Wiltjer probably has the edge, CBS talked with John Calipari about the potential of Cauley-Stein.
“He is surprising,” Calipari said of the 7-foot Cauley-Stein, who is currently a freshman for the Wildcats. “What we ended up getting was a kid who never fully committed to playing basketball because he was always playing other sports. Willie’s a great athlete, he was a wide receiver when he played football. When he came here, he fully committed to hoops. He’s gained weight and strength.”
When you look at the possible lineups that the Wildcats may have, we could very well have one of the biggest teams in all of College Basketball. With the emergence of Willie Cauley-Stein, we could see a lot of height in Kentucky’s frontline.
“There’s going to be at least eight to ten minutes a game where those two guys play together,” Calipari said of Noel and Cauley-Stein. “Willie has made me think about a number of different things. He’s longer than Nerlens. There’s also Kyle Wiltjer who’s 6-10 and one of our most skilled guys. Do we play zone? If we did, that’s 7-feet, 6-11, and 6-10 across our front line.”
Who do you think the Wildcats should play? This has the potential to be a crazy season, so we could see a shakeup with the lineups by seasons end.