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Ulis and Jones At Kentucky? Not So Fast My Friend.


In 2010 the Wildcats landed two top point guard prospects in John Wall and Eric Bledsoe. The dynamic duo played to each other’s strengths and weaknesses to form a formidable attack for Kentucky that lead to an elite 8 finish. For now the 2014 point guard situation i cloudy. Andrew Harrisson will almost assuredly turn towards the NBA once this season ends which will open the door for the next in line to be UK’s pg. As of now the Cats are pursuing both Tyus Jones and Tyler Ulis but don’t expect the Cats to have a chance of landing both guys. Ulis’ father spoke to Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal:

“I would never say never,” James Ulis said with a laugh, “but I would think if you asked Tyler and asked Tyus, they would say they play the exact same position at the exact time in the game.”

The player long seen as UK’s top target at the position — Dallas’ Emmanuel Mudiay — committed to Southern Methodist last month.

Ulis said he believes his son could have potentially played well alongside Mudiay, a big, athletic guard who also can play off the ball, but he doubts Tyler and Jones, whom the Ulises like and deeply respect, would feel comfortable sharing a backcourt because both like to handle the ball. They are conventional, distributing point guards who can also score.

It was Ulis’ sensational 22-point, 17-assist performance against Jones in a game at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam in July that helped get Calipari, who watched about half the game, and his assistants interested.

Ulis, who also made an official visit to Michigan State this weekend, will be one three well-regarded official visitors to UK starting Sunday. Also in town are center Jahlil Okafor of Chicago, the nation’s No. 1 player, according to Rivals.com, ESPN.com and Scout.com, and four-star Mississippi shooting guard Devin Booker.

 

Many are predicting Jones will either be a package deal with Okafor, attend Duke, or do both. Ulis is down to UK and Michigan St with many considering the Cats the leader. With Ulis on campus this weekend do you think he will pull the trigger and join Towns as the second member of the 2014 class? Or will the Cats be looking elsewhere to land a top tier point guard?

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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10 responses to “Ulis and Jones At Kentucky? Not So Fast My Friend.”

  1. Jordan Collard

    I still think we’ll get Mudiay to change his mind but id rather have Jones than Ulis. Sorry but i cant stand another short PG like Harrow

  2. cracka

    I think harrow and jones are about the same height

  3. Jen

    I don’t like Ullis’ defeatist attitude about probably not playing with Okafur. If he doesn’t have anything good to say, he should say nothing. Hopefully Cal will pull things together this weekend.

  4. Blue To The Bone..

    Why are all these people sleeping on Dominique Hawkins?…Just listen to some of the ex-players who are playing against him and listen to what they are saying@@

  5. bigcatstanding

    #4 you got that right Hawkins will be available and one year better learning from the best, Ulis is a prototypical point guard extraordinaire, he gets the ball where is it needs to be at the right time, and scores at will against anyone didn’t anyone read the article. Ulis played against the number one point guard and puts up stats un real. People making remarks about how much more they would rather have Jones, and from what I’ve seen they’re both small. Jones was asked who was the best point guard he played again this season and stated Ulis. we land either one of these two and I’m fine with that, because I really think that Aaron Harrison will be back to play the next year, even if not we land Jones or Ulis where in good shape.

  6. Snl1960

    I think the responce was he would probably not play alongside jones not okafor

  7. Boogie Cat

    #1, Jones is about 6-0, and Hawkins is around 6-0. I’m telling anybody that will listen, Ulis may be short, but he plays much bigger than his size, just ask coach Cal.

  8. Parker

    To even have the problem of what PG we want, is awesome enough. I don’t think harrows problem was he was short. It was cause he wouldn’t fight. He wasn’t a leader. As long as jones or Ullis can LEAD the team. Then u put a solid piece around them, we will be fine.

  9. 2BlueStew

    I will take Ulis this weekend if he commits. I think this pkg deal stuff is just trying to be prima donnas. Let them head to play for the Rat and the PUKE Blue Devils. Ulis is super quick, can handle the rock, and can shoot. GO CATS!

  10. East Coast

    When was Iowa eliminated?