Tuesday, March 29, 2016

UK players Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray named CBS Sports All-American


This is Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis fourth First Team All-American recognition for Ulis, joining Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News and USA Today.
Kentucky freshman guard Jamal Murray was selected to the third team.
TYLER ULIS 
Kentucky Wildcats | Sophomore | Guard
Comment: The Wildcats' season ended in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but Ulis' sophomore campaign was amazing. He was as important to that group as any other First Teamer was to their squad. Ulis averaged 17.0 points, 7.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals. His assists average was fifth in the country, and he played the 10th-most minutes of anyone in college basketball. His 246 assists set Kentucky's single-season record. John Calipari has developed a sterling reputation for recruiting and developing point guards, and Ulis is among his best ever in that respect.
JAMAL MURRAY
Kentucky Wildcats | Freshman | Guard
Comment: Thus begins the rookie corner of our All-America team. It wasn't intentional, but the next three names all combined the flashes of their future excellence with impactful on-court performance to help their team and deserve to be honored among the best college players in the country. Murray became Kentucky's dagger-tossing, high-volume scorer, capable of throwing it in the basket from anywhere on the court. Murray averaged 26.4 points per game in February, and though March wasn't as kind to the freshman from north of the border, his season was good enough to earn a spot here on the All-American team.

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