Yesterday, 2014 point guard Tyler Ulis narrowed his list to three: Kentucky, Iowa, and Michigan State. The 5’8″ point guard will be on campus this weekend with his friend Devin Booker for the Alumni Game, and last night, his father spoke to the Steve Jones about his recruitment. One quote from the elder Ulis pretty much sums up how recruiting has changed at Kentucky under John Calipari:
“We understand that at Kentucky they don’t offer everybody, and if they offer you, your game has spoken loudly.”
Four years into the John Calipari era, I’d say that’s dead-on. What has Ulis’ game told Cal?
“(Calipari) loves that Tyler can score the ball, loves that he makes people around him better and … he felt that Tyler was very tough,” James Ulis said. “… Obviously, in a wide-open offense, it plays to Tyler’s strengths because it’s hard to stay in front of him.
“He loves that Tyler is a strong point guard, a strong leader, because, he said, ‘As you know, I’m tough on my point guards.’ ”
For those of you complaining that Ulis is too short, his father said that Calipari doesn’t seem to mind one bit:
“His exact words were, ‘He doesn’t play to his size. He plays bigger than what he is,’ ” he said. “I think (Calipari) is spot on.”
More good stuff where that came from, so go check out Steve Jones’ piece in full.