Tyler Ulis selected by Phoenix as the 34th overall pick in Round 2 of the NBA Draft
06/23/2016 11:36 PM
The Phoenix Suns are turning into “Kentucky West,” as they select yet another UK guard in Tyler Ulis. The Suns already have Devin Booker, Eric Bledsoe, and Archie Goodwin under contract, but opted to choose Ulis as the 34th overall pick, making him the 4th pick of the 2nd round.
With Booker and Bledsoe, the Suns already have a very strong backcourt, so the selection of Ulis came as a surprise. It also begs to question what the Suns have planned for Ulis.
Despite his small size, Ulis had a phenomenal season as Kentucky’s point guard. He was a consensus All-America selection, becoming the shortest player to receive such honors since 1958.
Averaging 17.3 points and 7 assists per game, Ulis was often referred to as a “coach on the court,” by John Calipari. In fact, the UK assistant coaches twice let him call the offensive plays when Calipari was ejected from the games.
The Suns also drafted Skal Labissiere, but traded him to the Sacramento Kings. They drafted Andrew Harrison last year, but traded him to Memphis.