SKOKIE, Ill. — Tyler Ulis looked more than ready for the SEC.
The McDonald’s All-American and Kentucky commit scored 42 points on 9 of 18 shooting to lead Marian Catholic to a 67-63 win over nonconference opponent Lake Forest at the McDonald’s City-Suburban Showdown at Niles West high school. Bruising 6-foot-7 junior forward Evan Boudreaux added 34 points in a strong effort for Lake Forest.
Ulis carried the Spartans to a gritty win, distributing to teammates, playing aggressive on-ball defense and of course, scoring the ball. To accompany his buckets, he added with five assists, five rebounds and three steals. Ulis stepped up majorly after a relatively quiet first half, dropping in 34 of his points after the break.
In one of the best offensive performances of his high school career, the 5-foot-9 senior point guard looked like he could start for the Wildcats right now. However, there’s a chance he’ll show up in Lexington in the middle of a position battle.