It seems like every day there’s a new media outlet falling in love with Tyler Ulis – and rightfully so. The kid is easy to like, no matter if you’re a Kentucky fan or not. This time it’s Chris Johnson at SI.com who lists the 10 high-impact sophomores for college basketball this season.
Ulis checks in at No. 4 behind Melo Trimble, Jakob Poeltl and Grayson Allen. Now, I understand the Trimble and Poeltl picks as they have been talked about for quite some time and showed what they can do as freshmen. However, Greyson Allen ahead of Ulis? I’m sorry but Allen really played one game as a freshman and it just happened to be in the national title game, so everyone is living by the what have you done for me lately theory. Give me Ulis ahead of Allen 100 out of 100 times.
Johnson talks mostly about the crowded backcourt and how it will be tough to figure out playing time for Ulis, Briscoe and Murray (hint: just play them all together). He call Ulis a great distributor and reminds everyone he was second on the team last year in offensive efficiency behind Karl-Anthony Towns.