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Tyler Ulis continues to recruit Devin Booker to UK

Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker

Ulis and Booker during their visit to Lexington

Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker talk often, almost every day, and the potential of playing together at Kentucky has been and continues to be discussed. Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader recently caught up with Coach Cal’s newest commitment to talk about his friendship with Booker, a highly sought after two-guard in the 2014 class.

“Devin’s a shooter and I like to drive and kick,” Ulis said of his good friend. “When we first played with each other, he got a lot of buckets and I got a lot of assists. So we just clicked ever since.”

As Matt mentioned in his recruiting notes earlier today, UK likes its position with Booker coming off his visit to the alumni game and Booker’s friendship with Ulis, and Ulis’ ability to find open shooters, only helps the Wildcats’ chances. Booker still plans to take other visits, though, so it’ll be some time before we find out if a Ulis-Booker backcourt will ever come to fruition in Lexington.

Booker isn’t the only top 2014 recruit Ulis has recruited to UK recently; Ulis told Roberts he worked on Jahlil Oakfor during their visit and he plans to reach out to guys like Stanley Johnson.

Those are two more big time players who like the idea of a point guard that won’t hesitate to kick the rock.

[Herald-Leader: Tyler Ulis talks to Devin Booker ‘almost every day’]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for Tyler Ulis continues to recruit Devin Booker to UK



  1. Ridge Runner
    5:11 pm September 18, 2013 Permalink

    Dang it Drew… I wanna talk about big tittie Wanda and here ya go… well…alright.



  2. Kevin Lankford
    9:23 pm September 18, 2013 Permalink

    The recruiting article earlier today stated Booker is likely to make announcement in Oct… but this article said plans to make all visits so we will have to wait….. so which is it???



  3. Jordan Collard
    10:15 pm September 18, 2013 Permalink

    Awesome news!! Ulis and Booker are not 1-and-done studs but I am hoping Cal switches to a more long-term approach with recruiting, while also bringing in the studs. These guys will be here for 3-4 years and become very good players. Thanks Matt!! PS Give us info on Justise Winslow , I thought we were in well with him and Johnson package deal



  4. KevinM
    11:02 am September 19, 2013 Permalink

    I saw Booker in the UA 3 pt contest and I was convinced at that point this kid will be a top contributor.
    Shooting is what he does, and we need that!

    Need more info on Justise Winslow and if he’ll be able to help us at any point, especially if it means getting Johnson in here.