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Booker and Ulis, “Best Friends for Life”

Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis are best friends, roommates, backcourt teammates in the second platoon and they will soon be splitting up when Booker begins preparing for the NBA Draft.

Today, Booker was asked what role Ulis played in the decision and how hard it is to leave him in Lexington after only one season together.

“I talked to him a lot about it, but Tyler wanted me to do what’s best for myself too,” Booker told reporters, following today’s press conference. “Everyone knows we’re going to be best friends for life. Me moving on, that’s not going to change anything, really. I’d love to play with him more, be on the court with him again, but hopefully (we will) one day in the future.”

When Booker first told Ulis he will declare for the draft, Ulis told him, “I am really proud of you.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Booker and Ulis, “Best Friends for Life”



  1. 25OR624
    6:06 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

    Hate to see Booker go; hope it works out for him. Really, a cool story of friendship. I loved Booker at times this year; he was an assassin. But Ullis was on every game. Love the kid.



    • 25OR624
      7:41 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

      G-coach: Blow me. Fok off.



  2. LMU
    7:23 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

    that bromance is phenomenal.



  3. 2000Wins
    8:56 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

    I wish my wife looked at me like that



  4. Gowcats
    10:01 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

    I keep reading comments elsewhere, like on the Worldwide Leader, from people who say the college hoops experience is irrelevant and just a farm system for the NBA. Our guys keep proving them wrong by building something bigger than themselves. It’s about coming in as strangers and building a team, brotherhood, and friendships for life.



  5. mcp157
    10:25 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

    I was really hoping to see the backcourt with Ulis and Booker, that would have been dynamic. Oh well, reload again.