Sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis declares for the 2016 NBA Draft

04/06/2016 02:51 PM

Sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis announced on Wednesday that he will be entering the 2016 NBA draft and hiring an agent.

Ulis is the third underclassman from the 2015-16 Wildcats to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft. Freshman forward Skal Labissiere announced his decision Tuesday and freshman guard Jamal Murray declared for the draft last week. Senior forward Alex Poythress is also eligible for the draft.

“To all the fans, thank you for supporting me and embracing me from the moment I stepped on the floor,” said Ulis. “Your enthusiasm and spirit carried me over the last two seasons and you all make it even harder for me to leave.”

Ulis’ season will go down as one of the all-time best by a point guard in school and Southeastern Conference history. The 5-foot-9 sophomore set the UK-single-season mark for assists in a season with 246, second all-time in the SEC.

For his efforts, Ulis was tabbed a consensus first-team All-American, picking up all-America honors from all four of the NCAA-recognized All-American teams: Sporting News (first), Associated Press (first), the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (second) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (second). This week he will head to Los Angeles as a John R. Wooden Award and Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award finalist.


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