Friday, October 11, 2013
#AskCoachB: How Tyler Ulis fits at UK
By Paul Biancardi
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@IowaElites: How will Tyler Ulis fit in at Kentucky do u think he will start as a freshman?
Tyler Ulis is an ideal fit at Kentucky because he is a true set-up, pass-first point guard who keeps possession of the ball until he is ready to drop off an assist or score himself. With a tight dribble and vision he can see the game and play at any speed. He is special, specifically, in two ways. First is his competitiveness as he is usually prepared to compete from the tap and fights it out until the end. Second, he can make a jumper out to the arc which means you can't just play him for the drive and fish. Under John Calipari, Kentucky has had the No. 1 class four out of the last five years. With all the talented scorers and big men that Kentucky brings in, Ulis will make each one of them look good, and even though he is small, he will never back down from an opponent or a challenge.
Calipari will hand him the ball and trust him to take ownership of the Wildcats.
Unless Andrew Harrison returns for another year, which is unlikely, Ulis starts and runs the show in Lexington.