Tyler Ulis is just what Kentucky needs

Tyler Ulis - photo by Scott Strazzante | Chicago Tribune
Tyler Ulis – photo by Scott Strazzante | Chicago Tribune

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.

is 6-foot-4; is 6-foot-6; is 6-foot-4; 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 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  searching for a contingency plan.

Plan B ended up being

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