Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Willie Cauley-Stein Didn't Know What Trill Actually Meant

Former Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein changed his middle name to Trill without actually knowing the meaning of the word trill.

Cauley-Stein said he changed his middle name because Trill was his nickname.

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Per Urban Dictionary, "trill" means either “true and real” or “too real.” But when asked which he intended, Cauley-Stein gave the most trill answer possible.

“Neither. It's my nickname. I honestly didn’t even know what it meant,” Cauley-Stein told Sporting News at a Hornets NBA Draft workout Wednesday. “My boys and everybody on campus were calling me that, and I just went with it."

That’s right, Cauley-Stein legally changed his middle name to a word without even knowing its meaning. Trill.

The three-year Kentucky center had a private workout with the Hornets, a pairing that would make very little sense come draft night. But while he was there, Cauley-Stein still worked to make an impression on the Hornets and to try and settle lingering concerns about his shooting.

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