Phoenix Sun and former Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis will be the first person to have his jersey hanging from the rafters at Chicago’s Marian Catholic High School.
Ulis will be honored Friday at halftime during Marian’s rivalry matchup. The Suns will be in town to play the Bulls, but with the games going on at the same time, it’s safe to say it’s unlikely Ulis will be able to make it to his old stomping grounds.
Before Ulis was a consensus All-American, SEC Player (and Defensive Player) of the Year, Bob Cousy Award winner and a second round selection by the Suns, he earned McDonald’s All-American honors in high school. Hw rewrote the record books during his time at Marian to become the school’s leader in points (2,335) and assists (578).
Before he was a star at Marian, he was a tiny headache for Andrew Harrison on the AAU circuit.