Tyler Ulis is projected by most mock drafts to go in the middle to the end of the first round. Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony released an updated scouting report of Ulis yesterday, and, as you might expect, it’s full of great and wonderful things about our favorite point guard:
Ulis established himself as arguably the best point guard in college basketball as the leader of one the NCAA’s most efficient offenses, upping his draft stock tremendously in the process. His 3.57 assist to turnover ratio ranks first among DX Top-100 prospects, while his 7.45 pure point ratio ranks second (behind only Denzel Valentine). On top of that, he scored a smooth 19 points per-40 minutes, on solid efficiency at 57% TS%.
Ulis’ value goes far beyond the numbers, though, as he’s your consummate floor general who runs a team exceptionally, while also finding ways to put the ball in the basket himself when needed. Kentucky head coach John Calipari freely admitted that Ulis “coached our team,” giving him the freedom to make adjustments and run the team as he sees fit, due to his outstanding basketball IQ and leadership skills.
Givony raves about Ulis for six paragraphs, but eventually gets to his weaknesses, which, of course, include his size. While Givony expresses concern that Ulis may not have enough athleticism to compensate for his slight build, he does believe that he can develop into “an outstanding backup” at the next level.
“He’s the type of player who is very difficult to bet against,” Givony concludes.
Sounds about right.