UK BASKETBALL | Tyler Ulis tabbed as SEC Player of the Year by AP

03/14/2016 05:40 PM

Adding yet another item to his ever-growing trophy case, Tyler Ulis was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year by the Associated Press on Monday. The sophomore guard was voted SEC POY by the coaches last week.

Ulis is the seventh Wildcat to be named POY by sweep both the AP and the league coaches in the same season. He joins Jamal Mashburn (1993), Tony Delk (1996), Ron Mercer (1997), Tayshaun Prince (2001), John Wall (2011) and Anthony Davis (2012) as the other Wildcats to achieve the feat.

Ulis averages 17.2 points points and 7.2 assists for Kentucky, which won the SEC tournament crown and is a No. 4 seed for the NCAA tournament.

In addition to the POY award Ulis was also named to the AP’s All-SEC First Team along with backcourt running mate Jamal Murray. Ben Simmons of LSU, Stefan Moody of Ole Miss and Jalen Jones of Texas A&M round out the first team.

Texas A&M’s Billy Kennedy was tabbed as AP SEC Coach of the Year

Trey Eckerle

Trey Eckerle joined cn|2 in June 2013. A graduate of WKU, Trey grew up in Louisville and enjoys having a front row seat as Director to Kentucky sports and politics. He can be reached at 502-792-1106 or


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