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.