Two point guards with Ohio roots went to war at the 2014 Flyin’ To The Hoop. Kentucky commit Tyler Ulis, who originally hails from Lima and played for Mike Duncan’s Ohio Basketball Club, squared off against Ohio State bound junior AJ Harris. Ultimately, it was Ulis who walked away with the victory, but both gave the fans a show with their exciting brands of basketball.
Playing the game with the poise of a veteran, Tyler Ulis scored 30 points in front of Kentucky coaches John Calipari, Orlando Antigua, and Kenny Payne. He played great defense, controlled the tempo of the game, and showed the leadership that you’d hope for out of a lead guard in the SEC. His floaters and deep jumpers were simply a thing of beauty, as was the gritty on ball defense that he played.
In a more exciting fashion, AJ Harris gave Marian Catholic 25 points in front of Ohio State assistant Jeff Boals. He had a variety of sizzling crossovers, no-look passes, and creative takes to the rack. For Dunbar, he proved to be more of a scorer than a facilitator. AJ was great turning the corner on defenders and as his jumper becomes more consistent, he has the potential to be deadly in the Big Ten.