Let’s take a break from Mark Stoops overload to celebrate John Calipari’s point guard for the 2014-15 season, Tyler Ulis. Yesterday Dave Telep wrote in his “Starting 5” that Ulis deserves all the honors coming his way, despite being cut from a different mold than most elite, John Calipari point guards. He said Ulis will be good in Lexington and Cal will enjoy coaching him, and Ulis will ‘unpack his bags’, meaning he’ll stay at UK for more than one year.
And then Telep went on to write this:
“Ulis, to me, is the kind of kid you want running your team at the college level. He’s under no illusions about his standing. A potential Jordan Brand All-American, he’s not John Wall. ‘All those guards and me, we’re not the same people,’ Ulis said. ‘It’s good that Cal sends a lot of players to the pros. We’ll see how long it’ll take me with my journey.’ Great answer, young man.”
So, yes, Ulis is much short than what you’d hope to see running your favorite college basketball team. But those who have seen him play have nothing but great things to say about his toughness and ability to distribute the ball, and how much fans will love him at Kentucky.
Now go out there and get him some guys who can put it in the basket, Cal.