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Tyler Ulis makes Lute Olson Award Watch List

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Another Kentucky Wildcats player has made a preseason award watch list.

This time, it's  sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis, who was one of 30 players named on the 2015 Lute Olson Award preseason watch list. The award is presented annually at the end of each season to the nation's top player who has played at least two seasons of college basketball.

Ulis, a preseason All-SEC selection, appeared in 37 games during the 2014-15 season and led the Wildcats in assists in 20 contests. He finished his freshman season ranked No. 3 in the country and No. 1 in the SEC with a 3.6 assist-to-turnover ratio, and is expected to be not only the lead guard on a Final Four-contending UK squad, but may end up being the nation's best guard.

The Lute Olson Award is named in honor of Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson. College freshmen and transfers are not eligible for this list. Here is the full list:

Ryan Arcidiacono 6-3 Sr. Villanova
Ron Baker 6-4 Sr. Wichita State
D.J. Balentine 6-2 Sr. Evansville
DeAndre' Bembry 6-6 Jr. Saint Joseph's
Malcolm Brogdon 6-5 Sr. Virginia
Kyle Collinsworth 6-6 Sr. BYU
Kris Dunn 6-4 Jr. Providence
Jack Gibbs 6-0 Jr. Davidson
Perry Elliis 6-8 Sr. Kansas
A.J. English 6-4 Sr, Iona
Kahlil Felder 5-9 Jr. Oakland
Yogi Ferrell 6-0 Sr. Indiana
Trey Freeman 6-2 Sr. Old Dominion
Nigel Hayes 6-8 Jr. Wisconsin
Buddy Hield 6-4 Sr. Oklahoma
Demetrius Jackson 6-1 Jr. Notre Dame
Damian Jones 7-0 Jr. Vanderbilt
Stefan Moody 5-11 Sr. Mississippi
Nic Moore 5-9 Sr. SMU
Monte Morris 6-3 Jr. Iowa State
Georges Niang 6-8 Jr. Iowa State
Marcus Paige 6-2 Sr. North Carolina
Gary Payton II 6-3 Sr. Oregon State
Xavier Rathan-Mayes 6-4 So. Florida State
Melo Trimble 6-3 So. Maryland
Tyler Ulis 5-9 So. Kentucky
Denzel Valentine 6-5 Sr. Michigan State
Fred VanVleet 6-0 Sr. Wichita State
Tyrone Wallace 6-5 Sr. California
Kyle Wiltjer 6-10 Sr. Gonzaga