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Tyler Ulis
Tyler Ulis
Hometown (Last School)
Lima, Ohio (Marian Catholic)
2014-15, 2015-16
January 5, 1996

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2014-15 (FRESHMAN): Named to the All-SEC Freshman Team by the league’s coaches … Won USBWA Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Week on Dec. 30 … Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Dec. 29 … Was named the Bluegrass State Commission MVP of the annual Kentucky-Louisville game … Appeared in 37 games in his first season … Finished second on the team in total assists with 135 dimes and first in assists per game with a 3.6 average … His 3.6 assist-to-turnover ratio per game finished the season ranked third in the country and first in the SEC … Led UK in assists in 20 games, tied for the most on the team … Dished out five or more assists in 12 games … Did not commit a turnover in any of the last four games … Led UK in 3-point percentage at .429 … Posted a 17-to-4 assist-to-turnover clip in the NCAA Tournament … Scored six points and recorded two steals in the Final Four game vs. Wisconsin … Hit a critical 3-pointer late in the game vs. No. 8 Notre Dame to help the Cats win the Midwest Regional … Posted nine points, five assists and three steals in the NCAA Tournament victory over Cincinnati … Opened his NCAA Tournament career with 11 points, three assists and three steals vs. Hampton … Averaged 7.0 points, 5.3 assists and 2.0 steals in three SEC Tournament games … Recorded four or more assists in all three SEC Tournament games … Scored a career-high-tying 14 points with two 3-pointers in just 22 minutes in a home win over No. 18 Arkansas … Notched 10 points in 16 minutes in a dominating home victory vs. Auburn … Tallied eight points and six assists on the road at Tennessee … Poured in eight points thanks to two 3-pointers at home vs. Georgia … Notched six points and six assists at South Carolina … Netted 11 points and three treys at Alabama … Dished out seven assists in the SEC opener vs. Ole Miss … Scored a career-high 14 points in his first true road game of his career at No. 4 Louisville … Posted seven points, a career-high seven rebounds and six assists in just 18 minutes in the rout of UCLA … Averaged a team-best 5.8 assists during a four-game stretch from Dec. 13 to Jan. 6 … Missed two games in early December with a leg injury … Made both of his 3-point attempts vs. UT Arlington en route to an eight-point, five-assist game … Recorded 12 points and six assists in just his second career game vs. Buffalo.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Illinois All-State selection and Southtown Star Player of the Year … He capped his career at Marian Catholic as the all-time leading scorer(2,335), leader in assists (578) and steals leader (283) … Averaged 23 points, 6.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds as a senior while leading Marian to 28 victories and its second-straight appearance in super sectionals … Was selected to both the McDonald’s All-America and Jordan Brand Classic games … Scored five points and added a trio of assists and rebounds in the McDonald’s game … Posted nine points and a team-high nine assists in the Jordan contest … Ranked No. 20 overall in the class of 2014 by Scout and third at his position … Rivals lists him at No. 21 overall and seventh at point guard, while ESPN ranks him at No. 25 overall and fourth at his position.

PERSONAL: Son of James Ulis … Born on Jan. 5, 1996 … Chose Kentucky over Michigan State, Iowa and Southern Cal … Two cousins, Travis Walton and Jamar Butler played college basketball at Michigan State and Ohio State, respectively.

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On February 25, 1974, Kevin Grevey joined the 1,000-point club.  He did it in 51 games.


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