Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis put on a show in front of family and friends, playing in the Nike Chi League Pro Am over the past few weeks.
Home in the Chicago area over the summer, Ulis played 3 games with Meanstreets, leading them to 2 wins and 1 narrow semi-final loss at Chicago’s premiere summer basketball tournament. Over 3 intense games, the 5’9 point guard averaged 18.3 points, 3.7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, going 18-21 from the free throw line (85.7%).
Tyler was fearless at both ends of the floor playing against seasoned, current overseas pros and D League players, some with NBA experience. He was a calm, vocal leader on the floor while still thrilling the raucous crowds with his elite ball-handling and passing skills.
Still just 19 years old, Tyler always seemed to find the open man down the court. Doubts will always linger about Ulis’ size but Kentucky fans and teammates don’t doubt their point guard. Big Blue Nation fans will be pleased to see their unselfish leader having such success in his summer mixtape, playing alongside many new and unfamiliar teammates.
Now Ulis is ready to return to Lexington to lead the Kentucky Wildcats.
Thanks to everyone at Nike Chileague, Game Seven Marketing and Whitney Young High School and thanks to the Ulis family.
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