Fighting Illini basketball coaches are looking for guards to fit their offense and defense. They…
Tyler Ulis Snags First High Major Offer
Following the tournament in Minnesota, Purnell talked with Tyler's father offered and offered Ulis a scholarship. Tyler was pretty excited when he got the news from his Dad.
"It felt really good, because I didn't know how much attention I was going to get playing on the 17-U team," said Ulis. "They are a lot bigger guys and I'm 16 and playing up. I played really good. It felt really good to get a scholarship offer on the first EYBL tournament of the year."
It was Tyler's second scholarship offer, with the first coming from Loyola. Ulis is also getting interest from Marquette, Tennessee and other high-major programs.
Tyler, who moved to Illinois from Ohio before starting his freshman year of high school at Marion Catholic, is one of the up and coming point guards in the class of 2014. He averaged better than 20 points and six assists per game during his sophomore campaign for the Spartans.
Ulis and his Meanstreets team will next be in action this weekend at the Boo Williams Nike EYBL tournament in Virginia.
"I expect that we'll come in and play good defense and come out of there 5-0," Ulis said of the tournament.
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