Tyler Ulis plays with a chip on his shoulder

Tyler Ulis - photo by Chet White | UKAthletics.com
Tyler Ulis - photo by Chet White | UKAthletics.com
Tyler Ulis – photo by Chet White | UKAthletics.com

Freshman guard Tyler Ulis carries himself like he has something to prove.

He walks with intent, plays with purpose and speaks as to convince that he is a good basketball player.

Never mind that Ulis was rated as a Top 40 recruit and was the most impressive player in the Bahamas this summer; he still carries around a chip on his shoulder that stands at least 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

“I’ve been going against that all my life, that I was too small,” Ulis said. “That just means I have to play my game that much more effectively.”

The chip may come from where he was born and raised. The Chicago area has produced NBA All-star point guards such as Isiah Thomas, Derrick Rose, Tim Hardaway and Doc Rivers. To be a point guard from Chicago means to extend the history and legacy of those All-star caliber players.

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