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No, young Tyler Ulis will not smile for the camera


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Throwback Thursday is always entertaining on Instagram, but by far the picture of the day has to be a young Tyler Ulis from his YMCA hooping days. Ulis posted the pic as a reminder that his jersey will be retired tomorrow night at Marian Catholic in Chicago:

Ulis will be there for the ceremony, which will take place at halftime of Marian Catholic’s game vs. Marian Central Catholic. Ulis is Marian’s all-time leader in points (2,335) and assists (578), and led the Spartans to their only two Elite Eight appearances. Of course, he carried that success to Kentucky, where he set the new record for assists in a single season with 246 and became the first Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year award winner in school history. Now, he’s averaging 3.1 points and 1.3 assists in 9 minutes per game with the Suns, and set a career-high last week vs. Houston with 13 points and 6 assists. Not bad for a 5’9″ kid from Lima, Ohio.

Do yourself a favor and fall in love with Ulis all over again by watching this YouTube tribute:

Oh, did we mention his younger brother, Ahron, is a freshman for Marian now?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

5 responses to “No, young Tyler Ulis will not smile for the camera”

  1. RexRox

    Definitely one of my all-time favorite Cats. There have been times when this year’s squad looks lethargic and no one is talking it up, and I find myself wishing that Tyler was there to push some guys in the chest and get in their face. Nobody is filling that role this season, not even Briscoe. Miss that guy. Just a matter of time ’til he begins to play a larger role in the NBA. All about the heart!

  2. uktribe

    At the least top 5 PG’s at UK in my mind!! Cal needs to let Fox and Monk, even Briscoe watch Tyler tapes from here on out to see what a leader acts like on and off the court.

    1. smurphy733

      Agree 100% – let them watch his heart, hustle and skill!

  3. Bluegrass79

    wait…Ulis has a brother who is a freshman in high school? the video is pretty impressive. I want his brother on the team

    1. KYcats11

      I wasn’t impressed honestly