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Wildcat Quickies: Tyler Ulis Salute Edition

Little Ulis leaves giant footprints. Fox ready to take over. DeAndre Ayton update. Mac Jones loves new offense. Bolden updates his recruitment. More.

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Tyler Ulis is going pro, thus ending maybe the greatest two-year career we've ever seen at Kentucky.

Ulis' bulldog mentality and relentless play night in and night out made him a fan-favorite and someone that any reasonable human being could enjoy watching. You simply don't see a guy like Ulis come around at any school, and hopefully we see him keep it up in the NBA.

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Dream made real: Tyler Ulis headed to the NBA -
"There’s a paper he wrote in second or third grade," said James Ulis, Tyler’s father. "He was explaining what all our jobs were, but then he said, ‘Well my job is that I’m going to be an NBA player down the road.’ And again, every step he’s taken, he said he’d do it. He said he’d be a college All-American and lead a big-time basketball program. He said he’d make the NBA. That’s the next step. He’s always believed in himself."

Ulis leaves giant footprints at UK - Courier-Journal
While announcing his intention Wednesday to enter the NBA Draft, the All-America point guard shared one of the success secrets he shares with Pythagoras: mathematics.

Life as ‘The Almost Hero’: Sean Woods, Anthony Epps have walked in Marcus Paige’s sneakers - Lexington Herald-Leader
In Monday’s stellar NCAA Tournament men’s basketball championship game, North Carolina’s Marcus Paige hit a crazy three-pointer to tie the game — only to see Villanova answer with a buzzer-beater to win the game. Ex-Kentucky guards Sean Woods (1992) and Anthony Epps (1997) both met a fate similar to Paige.

National analyst predicting five-star duo will pick UK - UK recruiting blog
Could we see the Wildcats land five-star small forward Michael Porter Jr., and five-star point guard Trae Young?

Marques Bolden updates his recruitment - 247 Sports
"When I have it figured out, I will for sure announce it," said Bolden. "I really am still trying to figure it out."

How Tyler Ulis Will Be Remembered - Kentucky Sports Radio
“The day he came to play with us last year and tried to fight – who’d he go after? – DeMarcus Cousins. And DeMarcus Cousins is a big person, so I wouldn’t do nothing stupid like that. But he had that fight, like, ‘No, I’m not backing down from you.’ I’m like, ‘All right, let me help you with this. Let’s back it up.’ But he wasn’t stopping.” — Marcus Lee.

Mac Jones on Cats’ new offense: ‘Love at first sight’ - Lexington Herald-Leader
UK football recruit Mac Jones talked to the Herald-Leader about his visit to Lexington on Tuesday. It was the four-star quarterback’s first opportunity to see the Wildcats’ new offense in person, and he liked what he saw.

One-on-One with 2017 No. 1 DeAndre Ayton - Scout
Scout caught up with the top rated recruit in 2017 -- DeAndre Ayton -- to discuss his play, his development and where things stand with his recruitment. Ayton revealed that Duke is not on him hard and UK is near the top of list.

Tyler Ulis a Kentucky fan favorite, but his size was only part of it - Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis was a fan favorite not just because of his size, but the way the 5-foot-9 point guard played the game.

Coach Cal's guys in the NBA (March 30-April 5) -
It has been quite the rookie season for Devin Booker and Karl-Anthony Towns, but Boogie picked up the Highlight of the Week.

Fox ready to take over for Tyler Ulis - Scout
Following Hoop Summit practice, De'Aaron Fox talked about getting handed the torch and taking over for Ulis at the point guard spot.

Where SEC coaches should go for their own satellite camps - ESPN
ESPN says that Mark Stoops should hold satellite camps in Virginia and Columbus, Ohio.

Louisville to impose scholarship reductions, recruiting restrictions - WDRB
Louisville self-imposed another round of sanctions on its men's basketball program in the form of scholarship reductions and recruiting restrictions.

Louisville’s latest sanctions prove it’s time for Rick Pitino to call it quits - For The Win
The student-athletes will be robbed of more and one thing continues to be clear: Rick needs to step down.

Unbeaten Cathryn Sophia the one to beat in Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes - Lexington Herald-Leader
The sophomore ladies have been Thoroughbred racing’s deepest division this season, and unbeaten Cathryn Sophia headlines a field of five for the 1 1/16-mile, Grade I Ashland Stakes, Keeneland’s major prep for the Kentucky Oaks on May 6.

Video: Kyle Kuric's road to back to basketball - Card Chronicle
Kuric underwent three surgeries last year after doctors discovered a brain tumor. He was placed in a medically induced coma after the first surgery to remove the tumor.

MIT Built a 3D Printer That Prints Fully Functioning Robots - Digital Trends
By creating a new printing method it's calling "printable hydraulics," researchers at MIT found a way to 3D-print a working robot in just one session.

Jake Bentley to enroll at South Carolina this summer - The State
Highly-touted quarterback Jake Bentley, a junior in high school, will reclassify as a Class of 2016 prospect and enroll at South Carolina this summer. He will be eligible to play for the Gamecocks this season.

Could long-hitter J.B. Holmes make Masters run? - Courier-Journal
Former UK golfer J.B. Holmes hits a long drive, but is that enough at Augusta National?

The laptop HP says will beat Apple - The Verge
HP wants to take on the MacBook, so it made a laptop that might be even more impressive.

Florida man nabs 'monster' alligator - Business Insider
The animal killed on Saturday in a hunt at Outwest Farms in Okeechobee near the Florida Everglades was estimated by farm officials to be about 15 feet long, local media reported.

Unified Weapons Master Unveils Lorica Mk II Suit - Digital Trends
Are we about to resurrect gladiator fights by equipping martial artists with high-tech body armor?