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Illini Interested In Point Guard Tyler Ulis

Tyler Ulis (Jack Lyman)

Fighting Illini basketball coach Bruce Weber has shied away from diminutive point guards, feeling they had to be exceptional to counter their lack of stature. But after trying to guard several short speed merchants, he may be changing his mind. Visiting for the Ohio State game was Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis. His quickness and court awareness are attracting Illini coaches.

Tyler Ulis might not be noticed in a crowd, but his skills on the basketball court are hard to miss. The sophomore at Marian Catholic is the consummate point guard. He knows how to set up teammates for open looks. His court awareness is outstanding. "I like to distribute the ball. I'm primarily a passer." He has grown an inch since summer AAU ball with the Meanstreets Wilburn 15 and Under...

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