Friday, June 24, 2016

Tyler Ulis Will Reunite with Devin Booker in Phoenix

The Phoenix Suns drafted Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis in the second round with pick No. 34 in last night's NBA Draft.

Ulis will reunite with former UK teammate and friend Devin Booker in Phoenix.

For now, the Suns also have Archie Goodwin, Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe on the roster. The team is expected to trade Knight or Bledsoe at some point.

Here are more details from UK:

Tyler Ulis

Ulis was the second player taken by the Suns – although, Labissiere was traded to Sacramento shortly after the Suns drafted him. The Chicago native was picked 34th overall and he is the seventh Kentucky player ever taken by the franchise. It is the second consecutive season that two players have been selected by the Suns in the same draft.

The 2016 Bob Cousy Award winner had a sensational sophomore season that will be regarded as one of the best in SEC history en route to All-America honors. Ulis is the shortest consensus first-team All-American since 1958. He was also tabbed SEC Player of the Year and the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, joining Anthony Davis as the only players in league history to win both honors in the same season.

He set the UK-single-season mark for assists in a season with 246, second all-time in the SEC. Ulis was both an elite distributor and proficient scorer in his sophomore campaign, becoming the only player in league history with at least 606 points and at least 246 assists. He was one of only four players in the country this season to average at least 17.3 points and at least 7.0 assists per game. He ranked sixth nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.6) and seventh in assists per game (7.0).

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