Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis has taken the next step towards becoming an NBA star in signing with an agent, according to NBC Sports.
This means that Ulis will not be able to return to the Wildcats under any circumstances, as the new policy with the NBA Draft this year allows prospects to withdraw their name from consideration until 10 days following May’s NBA Scouting Combine as opposed to a random date in April.
But Ulis appears primed to turn pro, and the numbers suggest that he’ll succeed on the professional level. Though only measured at 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, he averaged 17.3 points and seven assists to go with 1.5 steals per contest in his sophomore season. Ulis also shot 43 percent from the field and 34 percent from long range, proving to be an excellent scoring point guard as well as a phenomenal leader.
Just when he’ll be selected in June and by whom remains to be seen, but odds are he’ll go as early as the mid-to-late first round and as late as the early second round. Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Tyler Ulis and his path to the NBA!
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