He joins freshman forward Skal Labissiere and freshman shooting guard Jamal Murray as the three Wildcats that are for sure leaving to join the NBA. The only other Cat believed to be even remotely considering NBA jumps are Marcus Lee and Isaiah Briscoe, though both are leaning towards coming back.
Ulis, a sophomore guard out of Chicago, is set to hire an agent and completely erase the remaining two years of college eligibility he'll have. It's not like he needed them though as the 5'9, 180-pound fireball was easily one of the three or four best players in college hoops this past season.
He ended the season with 246 assists, setting the new single-season school record previously held by NBA All-Star John Wall. Until the season's final game, Ulis also recorded a streak of 28 consecutive games with four or more assists, the longest streak in school history since at least 1972-73.
Ulis finished the season averaging 17.3 ppg and an SEC-best 7.0 apg. Following his final game, Ulis ranked No. 7 nationally in assists and No. 6 in the country with a 3.6 assist-to-turnover ratio. He was the only player in the SEC averaging at least 17.3 points and 7.0 assists or better.
Thanks for the Tyler, and here's to hoping he enjoys a long and prosperous NBA career.