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?