Kentucky PG Tyler Ulis wins two awards within the SEC for his fantastic play on the season. He leads his Wildcats into the SEC Tournament Wednesday

Tyler Ulis named SEC, Defensive Player of the Year

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.

Fab-ULIS indeed.

Tyler Ulis has just been named SEC Player of the Year!!! pic.twitter.com/TFEgd6eZeZ

— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 8, 2016

2016 SEC Men's Basketball Defensive Player of the Year:

TYLER ULIS, @KentuckyMBB https://t.co/R6nyI1TLuc pic.twitter.com/ARCqnWKXBM

— SEC (@SEC) March 8, 2016

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.

👍 to @Coach_Kennedy, named @SEC Coach of the Year! #12thMan #AggieHoops pic.twitter.com/3nc0AjUed1

— Aggie Men's Hoops (@AggieMensHoops) March 8, 2016

2016 SEC Men's Basketball Sixth Man of the Year:

Duane Notice, @GamecockMBB https://t.co/R6nyI1TLuc pic.twitter.com/J1k1mGdbWN

— SEC (@SEC) March 8, 2016

2016 SEC Men's Basketball Freshman of the Year:

BEN SIMMONS, @LSUBasketball https://t.co/R6nyI1TLuc pic.twitter.com/JKSnud8dzp

— SEC (@SEC) March 8, 2016

The SEC Tournament is slated to begin on March 9.

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