Tyler Ulis is going home, and he needs some more tickets.
That’s not the only problem the freshman will face though when he returns to one of his two hometowns Saturday afternoon. Some folks, head coach John Calipari included, say playing in front of your family and friends is very difficult.
The diminutive 5-foot-9 point guard grew up for much of his childhood in Lima, Ohio, before moving to Chicago to live with his father prior to his freshman year of high school at Marian Catholic, where he set the career scoring (2,335 points) assists (578) and steals (283) records at the school.
“He’s going home,” Calipari said. “It’s a hard deal.”