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Tyler Ulis to Suns in 2016 NBA Draft

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After an amazing sophomore season with the Kentucky Wildcats, Tyler Ulis is now an NBA player.

You rarely ever see a 5-9 guard like Ulis drafted into the NBA, but his historic campaign at UK last season was enough to get him drafted by the Suns with the 34th pick in Round 2.

Going into the draft, Ulis was projected to go as high as No. 14 to the Bulls and as low as 33rd to the Clippers, so 34 actually wasn't far from his floor.

Among Ulis' many accomplishments included setting the UK single-season mark for assists with 246, which was also second all-time in the SEC.

And for all the amazing, uber-talented point guards John Calipari has coached, Ulis is the one he calls his best floor general of them.

"I’ve coached a lot of great leaders and great point guards in all my years of coaching. Tyler Ulis is the best floor general that I’ve ever coached," head coach John Calipari said. "What I loved is he grew into that position. You couldn’t speed him up and you couldn’t slow him down unless he wanted to do one of those things. He coached the team this season as much as I did, and I’m proud to say that."

2015-16 also saw Ulis become the only player in SEC history with at least 606 points and at least 246 assists. He was one of only four players in the country this season to average at least 17.3 points and at least 7.0 assists per game.

Ulis had a single-season record stretch of 28 straight games with four or more assists. He  also produced a single-season school record for most 20-point, five-assist games at 14. In SEC play, Ulis averaged 8.4 assists with a 4.5 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Ulis will end his Kentucky career with 381 career assists, 10th most in school history. He ranked sixth nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.6) and seventh in assists per game (7.0).

Now, Ulis gets to team up with Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker.