UK Basketball | Tyler Ulis named finalist for Naismith Trophy

03/20/2016 12:41 PM

University of Kentucky sophomore guard Tyler Ulis has been named one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy. The award is presented each year to the nation’s most outstanding player of the year.

Ulis posted one of the greatest all-time individual seasons for a point guard in school history. The Chicago native ended the season on Saturday with 246 assists, a new single-season school record previously held by former Wildcat John Wall.

The list of four Naismith Trophy finalists also includes Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine. Ulis is the only non-senior of the four. The trophy will be presented at the Naismith Awards Brunch on April 3 in Houston, site of the Final Four.

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