Kentucky Basketball: Willie Cauley-Stein's All-Blond Hair Is...Interesting

Matt KingFeatured ColumnistDecember 10, 2013

Dec 1, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA;  Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) reacts after a dunk against the Providence Friars  in the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky big man Willie Cauley-Stein has taken huge leaps of improvement on the court his sophomore year. The enigmatic shot-blocker has also started to let his goofy personality show through.

In the Wildcats' loss to Baylor last weekend, Cauley-Stein debuted his new hairstyle, rocking the 'fro with a bright blond patch sticking out of his headband. Now it seems like he has taken things a step further and gone all blond.

Wow. That is something else.

Personally, I love it. The kid is having a great year so far, and I'm all in favor of him having a good time. It's not like it's going to keep him from playing good basketball. And WCS should start getting some serious lottery interest this year, so if his hair helps him get noticed, all the better for him.

Nov 29, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Nerlens Noel (3) has a UK insignia cut into his hair in a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Joyce Center. Notre Dame defeats Kentucky 64-50.  Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Besides, it's not like Kentucky has a short history of great big men with interesting hair choices.

(h/t KentuckySportsRadio)