John Calipari brings in a point guard every year and every year fans are asked to be patient with their development. It has taken all of Cal’s point guards some time before hitting their stride and becoming the player that can lead a team. John Wall needed time. Brandon Knight needed time. Marquis Teague needed more time.
Ryan Harrow needed Andrew Harrison needed time. But Tyler Ulis, I’m not trying to get carried away here, but he is already proving his worth as a floor general and it’s August, people. We’re still months away from the regular season.
Today, Ulis was the star once again, leading all players in scoring and hustle. According to Kyle Tucker, Ulis’ per-40 minute averages in the six Bahama games are 15.4 points, 8 assists, 3.6 turnovers, 2.6 steals. Not to mention, he seems to make every three-pointer. I believe he was 9-for-12 entering today’s game and he added a couple more to that total.
This will be Andrew Harrison’s team when the real basketball begins, but it will be impossible to keep Ulis on the bench for long periods of time. And his best contribution: the young fella is pushing Andrew to become a much better player because Andrew knows there is little room for error with Ulis hungry for his spot.
Can we all agree Ulis is the early fan favorite?