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, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2014, has joined the parade of elite players trimming their lists.
The 5-foot-9 Ulis out of Chicago Marian High is down to USC, Iowa, Kentucky and Michigan State.
Among the quartet, Kentucky has yet to offer, having only offered point guards Tyus Jones and Emmanuel Mudiay.
Michigan State has long been recruiting Ulis and, as The Sporting News pointed out, Ulis’ cousin, Travis Walton, was a three-year Spartans captain who played in the 2009 NCAA title game against North Carolina.
“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.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.