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

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March 26 vs. West Virginia

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November 23 vs. Montana State

February 28 vs. Arkansas

January 20 vs. Vanderbilt

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- Dan Gartland

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