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Four Kentucky Players Ranked in the Top 100


Tyler had the post yesterday about Ulis being ranked No. 5 on NBC Sports Player Rankings.

Well, CBS disagrees slightly as they put together the top 100 players in the college basketball through the first month. Ulis checked in at No. 9 on that list with the following being said:

Ulis is the guy who can make this team tick. He’s a terrific distributor and ball-handler who knows exactly where and how everybody wants the ball. Then on top of it, he’s a lights out shooter from both midrange and from distance in order to keep defenses honest on his drives. The defensive end can be a bit of a struggle sometimes though, and that’s why he comes in at ninth instead of in the top five. He’s an energetic defender who can pressure the ball on the perimeter, but bigger, stronger guards can fluster him a bit and he can get swallowed up by good screens. He’s not quite strong enough yet to hold his own if a defender wants to just overpower him. But that’s not enough to keep him out of the top-10. Ulis is going to be one of the key reasons this Kentucky team competes for a national title. He’s just so smart and tough that he’s going to will that team there when he gets healthy. [CBS]

Also making the rankings for Kentucky: Jamal Murray at No. 19, Skal at No. 40 and Isaiah Briscoe at No. 98. In front of Ulis was Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine, Ben Simmons, Melo Trimble, Buddy Hield, Jakob Poeltl, Kyle Wiltjer and Malcolm Brogdon.

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 Four Kentucky Players Ranked in the Top 100

  1. deltasig41
    6:52 pm December 10, 2015 Permalink

    I love Wiltjer, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say he is one of the top 10 best players in the country. Not even close, actually. He’s an incredibly-skilled scorer, and if this list were ranking offensive players, then year…He’d have to be in the top 5-10. But, this is supposed to be ranking overall players. His lack of mobility defensively is a major flaw in his game, and for being a 23-year-old man, he isn’t nearly strong or big enough to be a physical presence inside. He offers size and again, his ability to stretch defenses is something to applaud, but he has serious holes in his game. He should be somewhere in the 15-20 range, in my opinion. NPOY talk is silly, in my opinion.

  2. JusSayin
    7:11 pm December 10, 2015 Permalink

    There are not 97 better players than Isaiah Briscoe. He’s a great 2 way player.