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By LARRY VAUGHT
How big an upside is there for Kentucky sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein? Does his offense need a dramatic improvement in an specific area for him to be a high first-round draft pick? Or can he be a high pick?
Those are questions I posed to NBADraftblog.com’s Ed Isaacson as Kentucky players start working out regularly once again with coach John Calipari.
“Cauley-Stein could end up being a lottery pick if things fall just right. Athletic big men are still in demand, though the number available each year continues to rise,” Isaacson said. “I think the fact that he is still so raw, especially on offense, helps him in a lot of ways, because there are a lot of teams that like the idea of trying to take a raw, athletic talent and molding him into a player.
“Still, he needs to really develop his offensive skills, or at least show some major improvement this year, but this has never been a strength of Calipari’s Kentucky teams. Still, as long as he doesn’t regress in any way, I think he will find himself in a good spot come draft time.”