Watch Willie Cauley-Stein Introduce Himself To Harrison Barnes With This Rejection

09.14.15 4 years ago

The University of Kentucky took on the University of North Carolina on Sunday night in Lexington’s Rupp Arena, but it wasn’t an early midnight-madness college love-fest, but an inter-college alumni game with more tired countenances and lazy alley-oops.

But the past college stars showed up to play, most notably former Tar Heel and 2015 NBA Champion with the Golden State Warriors, Harrison Barnes, who poured in a game-high 39 points, despite Kentucky leading by as much as 21 at one point and coasting to a 122-115 win.

Barnes did get to meet the No. 6 pick in the draft, Willie Cauley-Stein, who proved that defense really does happen sometimes in these alumni games.

Cauley-Stein and new Kings teammate DeMarcus Cousins connected on a couple of plays — DMC lead the Kentucky squad with 33 points — but it was his rejection of Barnes that got the biggest cheers from the obviously pro-Kentucky crowd.

(Via T.J. Beisner)

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