John Calipari heaps high praise on Tyler Ulis

Kentucky star point guard Tyler Ulis will begin his NBA career at the start of next season, and nobody seems more excited than Wildcats coach John Calipari. Ulis announced today that he would be hiring an agent and staying in the upcoming NBA Draft class, and Calipari took to Twitter to express just how proud he was of Ulis.

In fact, Calipari went so far as to say that Ulis was the best point guard he has ever coached.

This is what it's about! So happy for Tyler and his family. pic.twitter.com/OsmhZod8uX

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 6, 2016

I’ve coached a lot of great leaders and great PGs in all my years of coaching. Tyler Ulis is the best floor general that I’ve ever coached.

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 6, 2016

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.

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 6, 2016

Tyler coached the team this season as much as I did, and I’m proud to say that.

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 6, 2016

Tyler did it on both ends of the floor. Being named the defensive POY in the SEC is quite an honor if you look at the past award winners.

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 6, 2016

On the offensive end, not only was Tyler efficient, he accounted for 17.3 points and 7.0 assists per game.

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 6, 2016

I still remember the comments when we signed Tyler: ‘Cal finally got himself a four-year point guard!’

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 6, 2016

After two years, at his size, projected as a middle first-rounder – it’s truly an amazing story in itself.

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 6, 2016

I’m going to miss him dearly because now it appears that all the coaching will fall back on my lap. LOL!

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 6, 2016

There is clearly a great relationship that exists between Ulis and Calipari, because he doesn’t get emotional about just anybody. Moreover, to say that Ulis is the “best floor general” that he’s coached is high praise, especially considering how Calipari coached a former NBA MVP in Derrick Rose while at Memphis, not to mention the highly talented Andrew Harrison at Kentucky.

But Ulis is definitely the best point man that John Calipari has coached since Rose and wherever he ends up in the NBA, he’ll have the opportunity to be an immediate impact player.

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