Mark Story

October 18, 2012

Mark Story: UK basketball 7-footer, Willie Cauley-Stein, outgrew football dreams

University of Kentucky freshman Willie Cauley-Stein had dreams of becoming a college quarterback and had the talent to make it as a wide receiver but ultimately accepted his 7-foot stature was best deployed on the basketball court.

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About Mark Story

Mark Story


I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.