Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis is surely NBA-bound after a breakout sophomore season, but five-star point guard and Wildcats commit De’Aaron Fox would prefer that Ulis stay in Lexington next season. Why? Well, simply to learn from him.
“I’d really like to play with Tyler,” Fox said to Kyle Tucker of The Courier Journal. “Just because he’s one of the best point guards in the country and every day in practice he would do nothing but make you better, playing against him. He could teach you to run a team. To me, in my eyes, he was the best point guard in the country this year.”
Those are certainly interesting words from Fox, who is the No. 1 point man in the Class of 2016. That means if Ulis bolts, the starting point guard’s job is his. Given how Ulis averaged 17.3 points and seven assists to go with 1.5 steals per game in the 2015-16 season, however, odds are greater than none that he will leave for the NBA.
On top of that, Kentucky coach John Calipari is lobbying hard for Ulis to be a first-round pick.
The good news is that even if Ulis leaves, De’Aaron Fox will have excellent teammates on the court with him. Kentucky has a number of top recruits set to join the team next year, namely five-star wing Malik Monk as well as fellow five-star prospects Wenyen Gabriel and Bam Adebayo, so the Wildcats are looking like a great team with or without Ulis in 2016-17.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports