From Adam Himmelsbach of the Courier-Journal: “With the NBA draft fast approaching, I called a scouting director to get his thoughts about players like Julius Randle, James Young and Russ Smith. He liked all of them and had mild concerns about all of them, but the comment that stood out most regarded an incoming freshman whose NBA future is far from certain.
I did not ask about Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis, but the scouting director brought him up anyway. And sure, it’s just one opinion, but since he runs an entire scouting department for an NBA franchise, his thoughts carry considerable weight.
“Tyler Ulis is really, really terrific,” said the scouting director, who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss prospects. “He will be a much better college player than any of the perimeter players [Kentucky] had this past year. He’s just a better basketball player. He’s not particularly an NBA prospect, but he’s a really, really good basketball player in a way these other kids have not been.”