Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Tyler Ulis’s visit to Kentucky could not have worked out better for him.
“He got an offer,” his father, James Ulis, confirmed by phone to SNY.tv.
“He’s happy. It’s Kentucky.”
Kentucky recently expressed interest in the 5-foot-9 point guard from Chicago Marian Catholic, but hadn’t offered prior to Friday’s unofficial visit.
Kentucky has now offered three point guards in the Class of 2014 — Tyus Jones, Emmanuel Mudiay and Ulis.
Jones and Mudiay will both take officials, and now so will Ulis.
“Yes, we will take an official, yes,” James Ulis said.
Ulis is also considering USC, Iowa and Michigan State.
“It doesn’t matter where I go,” Ulis told SNY.tv earlier this summer. “I don’t really have to stay in the area of Illinois because I’m actually from Ohio. It’s just wherever fits best.
“Hopefully, if I get the right pieces around me I can be pretty good. I’m a pass first point guard and hopefully that will open it up for me.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.