He is projecting to the 20s in NBA ganmes
NBA 2KMT Coins — the other measurement, the one that indicates his standing as a pro
prospect — after capitalizing on an increased role in 2015-16. Kentucky went from a backcourt with
Devin Booker, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison to the latest annual roster shift and Ulis went
from 23.8 minutes a game to 36.8 after three guards had left for the pros. Front offices that were
intrigued by his freshman campaign, with intelligent play and the third-best assist-to-turnover
ratio in the nation, became convinced by the sophomore season.
He coached the team this season as much as I did, and I’m proud to say that
– Kentucky coach John Calipari
It didn’t hurt that his continued development came at the same time Isaiah Thomas of the Celtics
turned into an Eastern Conference All-Star at 5-9, an inspiration to Ulis as the two became
acquaintances while trading text messages. Ulis built his own case, though, as a leader and by
being named consensus All-America, the SEC Player of the Year by coaches and the media and the
conference Defensive Player of the Year by coaches.
“I’ve coached a lot of great leaders and great point guards in all my years of coaching,”
Kentucky’s John Calipari said in a statement when Ulis announced he was turning pro. “Tyler Ulis is
the best floor general that I’ve ever coached. What I loved is he grew into that position. You
couldn’t speed him up and you couldn’t slow him down unless he wanted to do one of those things. He
coached the team this season as much as I did, and I’m proud to say that.”
Calvin Murphy made the Hall of Fame at 5-foot-9. Muggsy Bogues played 14 seasons in the NBA, plus
another in the minors, at 5-foot-3, and 5-foot-9 Nate Robinson just had an 11th campaign in 2015-
16. Earl Boykins had a career at 5-foot-5, Spud Webb at 5-foot-7.
Being 5-foot- 9 suddenly doesn’t appear to be such an obstacle, especially as the league moves more
toward https://www.igs.com/ .