Optimistic Cauley-Stein embraces another UK season

In speaking to reporters Monday, Willie Cauley-Stein embraced his decision to return to Kentucky next season. He spoke optimistically about the 2013-14 season.

“I just like the college life,” Cauley-Stein said. “I like going around like a celebrity. Here, everybody knows you. In the pros, you can tell he’s a pro, but who is he?”

With a smile, WCS noted that there is a financial reason returning to Kentucky for his sophomore season. NBA millions also interest the Internal Revenue Service.

“I’m not trying to pay taxes,” he said.

As he did the night of UK’s season-ending loss at Robert Morris, Cauley-Stein spoke of the empty feeling created by a disappointing ending to a disappointing season. “I want to fill it,” he said.

Cauley-Stein spoke of the latest ballyhooed freshman class as a reason to be optimistic.

“We have, like, 10 potential first-round picks,” he said.

When asked about the possibility of returning players coming off the bench next season, Cauley-Stein said, “It is what it is. At the end of the day, you’re still going to get better. I feel the record will be a lot better (to) where Kentucky is supposed to be.”