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My Favorite Tyler Ulis Stat is No Longer Accurate

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

For most of this season there was a beautiful stat about Tyler Ulis. Despite missing a game, Ulis led Kentucky in minutes played.

Well friends, we can’t say that anymore. Thanks to Jamal Murray playing 33 minutes last night against Missouri, we have a tie. Ulis and Murray, who look so happy in the picture above, are now tied playing 681 minutes so far this season.

In all seriousness it’s one of the beautiful things of having a guy like Tyler on your team. With the type of defense Ulis provides, he rarely gets in foul trouble, allowing him to play 35-36 minutes a game. This is going to be something to continue to watch down the stretch of the season to see what happens if Ulis gets in foul trouble or if he simply gets tired from playing all these minutes. My gut tells me he won’t get tired, but just something to keep an eye for.

Article written by Bobby Reagan

One time representative of UK at SEC 3v3 basketball championships. Northern Yankee living the Kentucky dream. Follow me @uklefty22

2 Comments for My Favorite Tyler Ulis Stat is No Longer Accurate

  1. WildcatSteeler
    10:03 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

    I played in local leagues and park/streetball for around 30 years and played with guys like him. They are so smooth and make difficult things look easy. It’s just easier for them and they don’t tire much because of it. Clark Kellogg referred to it as “economy of movement.” Much of it is cerebral also though. They know exactly what they are capable of and what effort is needed so don’t waste energy doing unnecessary things. You see it when Ulis starts to penetrate. In a split second he determines if it’s going to work and often backs away immediately seeing that it isn’t.
    That being said he is playing at a much different level and I’d prefer to see him get more rest. We are getting very close to March.

  2. jonthes
    11:39 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

    Win or lose Saturday, Tyler gets experience controlling a game in the worst possible circumstances against a team that is a FF favorite. I expect he’ll be even better come next week.