Kentucky won its second straight SEC Tournament title Sunday afternoon, and sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis had one of the best games of his young career in the process. Ulis, who was named SEC Tournament MVP, scored 30 points on 10-of-17 shooting, pitching in five assists, three rebounds and three steals.
After the contest, head coach John Calipari gave a post-game interview with ESPN’s Shannon Spake, and sang his point guard’s praises. Coach Cal said that “everyone” knows that Ulis is the Player of the Year nationally, and that any NBA teams scared by his height (5-foot-9) should take a look at Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics.
Coach Cal: “Tyler Ulis is the player of the year in the country, everyone knows it but they’re afraid to say it because he’s 5-foot-9”
— Ryan Krasnoo (@RyanKras) March 13, 2016
John Calipari with the ‘Isaiah Thomas is doing just fine in the NBA without being tall’ shoutout after UK’s game.
— Brandon Cline (@_BrandonCline) March 13, 2016
It’s no secret that Ulis will be headed to the NBA after this season, but there is some debate as to where he’ll be drafted. A solid NCAA Tournament performance would do wonders for him.