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Tyler Ulis named NBA Rookie of the Month

Today’s a big “told you so” day for Kentucky basketball fans as our beloved Tyler Ulis was named NBA Rookie of the Month in the Western Conference.

Point God had a huge April for the Phoenix Suns in which he averaged 20.7 points, 6.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 38 minutes per game. A reminder: He was the 34th pick in the draft and is the shortest player on the court every single night.

Suns fans have fallen in love with Ulis over the last couple of months and this news only fuels their excitement. We’ve always known what Ulis is capable of and now it’s great to see him prove it to a whole new audience on a bigger stage.

Go Ulis.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

3 Comments for Tyler Ulis named NBA Rookie of the Month

  1. jamesmgawne
    1:59 pm April 14, 2017 Permalink

    The problem is that come the 2017-18 season, he’ll be second string PG again behind fellow Wildcat Eric Bledsoe.
    Now, as somebody who’s been a Suns fan since the first Bush administration, I am BEYOND STOKED for a future with Ulis and Devin Booker kicking butt and taking names in the backcourt, but there’s a wee bit of a Kentucky-fueled logjam in Phoenix’s backcourt right now that’s going to require some sorting before things can happen properly.

  2. bdmnky81
    2:45 pm April 14, 2017 Permalink

    Bledsoe isn’t a bad person to be the back up to. Plus the second unit will basically be Tylers to run rather than share ball handling with ebled. Just cause he isnt atarting doesnt mean he wont have a fair chance to make an impact. I forsee 25-30 minutes a game for him which is great for a 2nd year guy with his ,ahem, shortcomings

  3. henderblue
    5:53 pm April 14, 2017 Permalink

    Yes, bit of a log jam in their backcourt, but it’s a great problem for them to have. “Point God” has potential to be NBA all-star. And would any of us be surprised…no