Kentucky Wildcat big man Willie Cauley-Stein had become a fan favorite during his tenure at UK, winning over fans with his brash demeanor and gritty defensive play. Cauley-Stein hopes to produce the same amount of fanfare in the NBA, and on Monday night it was revealed that he’s gotten off to a pretty damn good start.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Hannah Scheller, Cauley-Stein, born Willie Drummond Cauley-Stein Jr., is officially changing his name to Willie Trill Cauley-Stein.
Cauley-Stein, 21, was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. He filed a name-change order Friday with the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court to legally change his name to Willie Trill Cauley-Stein.
“I want to include my mother’s last name,” was Cauley-Stein’s reason for the change.
Cauley-Stein’s mother, Marlene Stein, said her son decided to change his middle name since he was already there to change his last name.
Trill is the “nickname his ‘boys’ call him,” Stein said.
Holy crap, we are going to have a player with the middle name ‘Trill’ in the NBA. I honestly can’t textualize how I feel about Cauley-Stein’s name alteration, so I’ll let “The Clipse” take it away for me.
I sincerely hope Cauley-Stein grabs the microphone on draft night and screams “I’M SO TRILL.” That would be awesome.