Watch: Defensive specialist Willie Cauley-Stein's most ferocious blocks

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2015 NBA draft: Willie Cauley-Stein profile
Thursday June 25th, 2015

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein is the best defender in this year's draft class. Not only is he a rim protector, but he also has the quickness to guard smaller players on the perimeter. 

The 7-footer is an elite shot blocker, swatting away 67 shots in 39 games last season. Together with Karl-Anthony Towns, Cauley-Stein formed the nation's most imposing frontcourt. 

His potentially game-saving block on Jerian Grant against Notre Dame in the Elite Eight this year may have been his most memorable, but Cauley-Stein has put together quite the highlight reel. Let's take a look at some of his best rejections from last season. 

March 28 vs. Notre Dame

February 21 vs. Auburn

March 21 vs. Cincinnati


March 26 vs. West Virginia


November 23 vs. Montana State

February 28 vs. Arkansas

January 20 vs. Vanderbilt


- Dan Gartland

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