Cauley-Stein (ankle) is still in a walking boot and is not likely to be cleared until later in the summer, ESPN reports.
The big man suffered a severely sprained ankle during the Wildcats' Sweet 16 matchup against Louisville and went on to miss the team's final three NCAA Tournament games. His recovery appears to be progressing rather slowly, as coach John Calipari indicated he hopes Cauley-Stein could be cleared for practice by the end of July. "It was going to be a couple of months,'' Calipari said. "He still has the boot on. He might be cleared to practice in late July, but he probably won't be cleared until Aug. 10 and why risk it for him or for us? It will be a chance for the young kids.'' The "chance for the young kids" Calipari mentions refers to Kentucky's preseason trip to the Bahamas, where the team will play a series of six exhibitions against teams featuring professional players. Cauley-Stein is not expected to take part in the exhibitions, though his status could change over the next two months.