Kentucky sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis announced Wednesday afternoon that he'll be leaving the Wildcats to try his hand at the next level - the NBA. Ulis, one of the most effective players in the country this past year, has a unique skill set, despite his obvious lack of height. It'll be interesting to see which team takes a shot on him.
Ulis is one of the quickest players in the nation, and he's become a great distributor in his two years in Lexington. But at 5-foot-9, he'll certainly have some scouts worried in a league full of 6-foot-4 point guards.
Where is Ulis currently being projected to go in this year's NBA Draft? Well, he isn't a lock to be a lottery pick. Most think he'll go in the second half of the first round. SNY's Adam Zagoria heard Ulis could go "as high" as No. 17 overall.
">@SNYtv Tyler Ulis could go as high as 17
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria)
NBA exec tells @SNYtv Tyler Ulis could go as high as 17
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 6, 2016
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The obvious comparison here is Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics, who has developed into one of the biggest mismatches in the NBA. If Ulis is able to produce similar results, he'll be a steal for whoever takes the chance on him.