With the constant turnover on Kentucky’s one-and-done laden roster, blue chip freshmen will often step right in and start. Point guard De’Aaron Fox is a definite candidate to take over at point guard for John Calipari’s club, but if he has his way, the incumbent at the position will spend another year in college: SEC player of the year Tyler Ulis. Fox spoke with the Courier-Journal about his desire for Ulis to stay in school for one more year.
“I’d really like to play with Tyler,” he said, as in Ulis, the sophomore who most expect will turn pro after earning SEC Player of the Year this season. “Just because he’s one of the best point guards in the country and every day in practice he would do nothing but make you better, playing against him.
“He could teach you to run a team. To me, in my eyes, he was the best point guard in the country this year.”
It seems unlikely that Ulis will return. Calipari is stumping for him to be a first-round pick, though there are questions about his height. If Ulis does surprise the world and come back, Kentucky will be terrifying. If not, with guys like Fox and Malik Monk on the team next year, the ‘Cats should still be incredibly dangerous.