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Former Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Star Reportedly Wants Out

A general view of the Sacramento Kings arena.

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 19: A general view of the Sacramento Kings playing against the Golden State Warriors at Sleep Train Arena on December 19, 2012 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A former Kentucky Wildcats basketball star and top 10 NBA Draft pick is reportedly seeking a fresh start in the league.

Willie Cauley-Stein, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, is set to his restricted free agency. The Kings are able to match any contract given to him by another team.

However, Cauley-Stein wants out.

The former Kentucky star's agent is hoping the Kings will not give him a qualifying offer and let him hit unrestricted free agency.

"I'm hopeful they will not even give Willie his qualifying offer," his agent, Roger Montgomery of Roc Nation Sports, told the Sacramento Bee.

Cauley-Stein has had an up-and-down start to his career in Sacramento.

The former Kentucky star has career averages of 10.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game.

"We haven't felt that he's been able to get what has been necessary for him to be able to lead the franchise the way he wants to," Montgomery added. "We are very, very thankful for the opportunity that was presented to him, but we just think it's not working. It's not going to work. It's just time for a fresh start. We need a fresh start and maybe the Kings do, too."

The Kings released a short statement on the matter:

"Willie is a great player who has shown he can fit our style of play."

NBA free agency starts a week from today.