Willie Cauley-Stein Officially Changes Name to 'Willie Trill Cauley-Stein'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 4, 2015

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While former Kentucky star Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. was more commonly known as "Willie Cauley-Stein," that was not his official name.

But it is now—with a slight tweak.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader's Hannah Scheller, the 21-year-old officially filed a name-change order over the weekend to make his legal name "Willie Trill Cauley-Stein."

Why did he make the change?

"I want to include my mother's last name," Cauley-Stein said, per Scheller.

That explains why he made "Cauley-Stein" his official last name. As for why he added "Trill" to his name, his mother told Scheller that it's the "nickname his 'boys' call him." 

Given that Cauley-Stein is about to start the next chapter of his life as he heads to the NBA, it was a smart idea to take care of this issue now. Dealing with a name change during a professional career can be a hassle.

Now we wait to see which NBA team will add some "Trill" to its squad.

[Lexington Herald-Leader]

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