Tyler Ulis

Tyler Ulis (PHX) – “T. Ulis” nike

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PHXPoint Guard: 5’10, 150 lbs; 2nd year, Kentucky

NBA Role: pass-first PG • UnderDOG

A 1st-Team All-American his second (and final) season at Kentucky, Tyler Ulis was one of the top floor generals in the 2016 Draft class; PURE passer – not a distinction most young guards can claim (especially in today’s more shot-happy era of PGs) – Ulis is extremely patient but can turn on the jets when necessary; visualizes the game a couple steps ahead – if Ulis recognizes a mismatch, he’ll exploit it, won’t normally make unnecessary passes or poor decisions w/ the ball in his hands; worth noting how quick & light on his feet Ulis is: an obvious observation for a guy at 5’10, 150 but it doesn’t really do justice to say Ulis can weave through traffic and get to spots like no other (solid floater but can he consistently finish amongst the trees?); good shooter but needs to work on shot selection; comfortable taking jumpers OTD* after screens – Ulis now needs to carry over that same confidence to the defensive end (former SEC Defensive Player of the Year, will need to work 2x harder to keep up w/ elite PG play on a nightly basis); Earl Watson loves Ulis’s ability to orchestrate the PnR – extended role next season?

*off the dribble

DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Shot: probing floater

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 69


Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 7.3 points/game, 3.7 assists/game, 42% FG
  • Bob Cousy Award (2016)
  • SEC Player of the Year (2016)