Willie Cauley-Stein did not know meaning of 'trill' prior to changing middle name to it

BY foxsports • June 17, 2015

By Gordon Dixon

Earlier this year, Willie Cauley-Stein legally changed his middle name to Trill. Apparently, he did so without knowing the meaning of the popular slang term.

"Trill" is a commonly used word that is the combination of the words “true” and “real”. That was news to the former Kentucky player.

“I honestly didn’t even know what it meant,” Cauley-Stein told Sporting News. “My boys and everybody on campus were calling me that, and I just went with it.”

It’s a good thing Cauley-Stein’s friends and people around the University of Kentucky campus weren’t calling him a name with a negative connotation.

The 7-footer was one of seven Wildcats who declared for next week’s NBA Draft and is projected to be a lottery pick. At that point, we’ll know which roster will be a little more trill than it was last season.


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