Updated: Dec 30, 2022
According to Jack Pilgrim at KSR, former Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis will be joining the men's basketball staff as a student assistant, beginning with the spring semester.
During his time at Kentucky, Ulis played in 72 games, averaging 11.3 points, 5.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Following his sophomore season, Ulis was honored as a consensus First-Team All-American and Bob Cousy Award winner. After declaring for the NBA Draft, Ulis was selected in second round with the 34th pick by the Phoenix Suns. Unfortunately, Ulis has battled injuries for most of his NBA career.
Ulis' professional basketball career was jeopardized back in February, when he had to be hospitalized after a wrong way driver on an interstate in Michigan hit him head-on. As a result of the accident, Ulis suffered a broken ankle and broken bones in his foot and wrists. He has been rehabbing in Lexington and was in attendance at Big Blue Madness.
He'll bring a toughness to the staff that will benefit Sahvir Wheeler and Cason Wallace immediately. Ulis' guidance may also make incoming guards Robert Dillingham and DJ Wagner even more formidable for opponents to face.