Kentucky Lands Four-Star PG Tyler Ulis

by September 14, 2013

After losing out on Emmanuel Mudiay to SMU and with fears that Tyus Jones might be looking elsewhere, Kentucky was seemingly running out of point guard options in the class of 2014. That was until yesterday, when Chicago’s playmaker Tyler Ulis announced he’ll be taking his talents to Lexington next fall. From CBS Sports: “We all know the classic John Calipari point guard: strong, aggressive, explosive off the dribble, able to draw contact and get to the free-throw line consistently. And tall. That last part might be the most noticeable – Calipari hasn’t been dealing with 6-foot lead guards. Derrick Rose is 6-foot-4; Tyreke Evans is 6-foot-6; John Wall is 6-foot-4; Brandon Knight is 6-foot-3; even Marquis Teague is 6-foot-2. And look who he has coming in for the 2013-14 season: Andrew Harrison, an elite 6-foot-5 prospect who is perfect for the Calipari mold. As a result, most signs pointed to top-five prospect Emmanuel Mudiay being the next in line. He is 6-foot-5 and nearly impossible to keep out of the lane. Of course, Mudiay shocked everyone and committed to SMU last month – leaving Kentucky searching for a contingency plan. Plan B ended up being Tyler Ulis, a Marian Catholic (Ill.) product who boosted his stock during the summer and eventually chose Kentucky on Friday night over finalists Michigan State and Iowa.”