Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein after loss: 'It's time to take another step'

Kentucky junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein indicated after Saturday night's loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four that he is leaning toward declaring for the NBA draft.
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Kentucky junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein indicated after Saturday night's loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four that he is leaning toward declaring for the NBA draft.

"It's time to take another step," Cauley-Stein said, according to The Courier-Journal. "I mean, obviously, I'm not 100% on it, but I'm pretty sure I know what I want to do. Gotta talk to a couple more people, but probably was my last game here."

Cauley-Stein averaged 8.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.2 steals in 25.9 minutes per game this season while helping Kentucky rank second in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency.

The 7-footer earned a first-team All-SEC nod and was named a Sports Illustrated'ssecond-team All-American.

The scouting website DraftExpress pegs Cauley-Stein as the No. 6 pick in the upcoming draft.

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