Add Kentucky to list of suitors for Tyler Ulis

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The buzz surrounding Tyler Ulis just keeps building. And the addition of powerhouse Kentucky to a list of suitors for the dynamic point guard won’t quiet it one bit.

Even after cutting his list down to seven schools in the spring, the Marian Catholic star can’t help but listen to all the conversation and interest surrounding him after his stellar summer play. Many schools, such as Miami-Florida, Connecticut, Missouri and a few others, have tried to get in with Ulis and join the list of seven.

But now with interest from coach John Calipari and Kentucky, the Ulis camp may have to take another look at the list that currently includes Michigan State, Purdue, DePaul, Northwestern, Iowa, Florida State and USC. Kentucky, with all its pedigree, history and tradition, is one school that may very well be let in at this stage.

Following the final evaluation weekend of July in Las Vegas, Ulis began hearing from the Kentucky staff. There has been plenty of dialogue in recent days with Kentucky, and although an offer has not yet been made, Kentucky is now actively recruiting Ulis, with a visit to Lexington possible.

James Ulis, Tyler Ulis’ father, told the Hoops Report early Saturday they are now trying to set a game plan for narrowing the list further and setting up some visits in September.

Ulis, the top point guard prospect in the state in the Class of 2014 and now among the top 40 players in the country, has won everyone over. He averaged 22 points, 4.8 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 steals a game while leading Marian Catholic to its greatest season in school history last year. Ulis, who already holds the career scoring mark at Marian Catholic with 1,612 points, will surely become a 2,000-plus point scorer at some point during his senior year.

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