Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis is arguably one of the best players in the country today and he will likely end up being a top draft prospect later this year. He was just recognized for his tough play that has the Wildcats eyeing their second consecutive SEC tournament championship.
Ulis has had a terrific season for the Wildcats this year and he was named the SEC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday.
Ulis averaged 16.6 points, 7.4 assists, and 3.3 rebounds on the year. He is certainly deserving of this award.
Three other awards were announced on Tuesday as the SEC wraps up its regular season. Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy was named Coach of the Year, South Carolina’s Duane Notice was named Sixth Man of the Year, and LSU’s Ben Simmons was named the SEC Freshman of the Year.
The SEC Tournament is slated to begin on March 9.
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