Tyler Ulis, the 2014 point guard who has committed to play for John Calipari and the University of Kentucky Wildcats next season, had a big game last evening. While the Kentucky Wildcats were busy clawing and fighting their way to a thrilling overtime win against LSU, Tyler Ulis was busy showing why he has what it takes to compete at the next level. Taking on one of the best teams in the state, and playing in a prestigious tournament, Ulis took it upon himself to win the game. And that he did.
In the first half, Tyler had seven points on a measly 1-6 shooting and found his team losing by a point heading into the locker room. However, he found his rhythm in the second half and got things going. Scoring the first 11 points for his team in the third quarter, he was able to turn the deficit into a seven point lead, 40-33. Ulis finished the game shooting 9-18 from the field, 3-6 from three point range, and 21-23 from the free throw line. Overall, Tyler Ulis had 42 points, six steals, six rebounds, and five assists.
It is uncertain on who will come back to Kentucky next season, as a lot can happen through workouts and play in the NCAA tournament that could affect their NBA draft status. Regardless of this fact, Tyler Ulis appears poised and ready to come in next year and fight for playing time. Whether that be as a distributor or a scorer, that can be decided later. He can do both…and well! Just sit back and enjoy this years team for now. But know this…next year’s guys will be able to do some damage, and that will be keyed by the man mentioned above. Tyler Ulis.