We got the chance to catch up with Ohio native Tyler Ulis during his pre-draft process. The Kentucky lead guard was training in LA with Don MacLean and the rest of the CAA guys. He showed off a great floater, smooth transition to the NBA three point line, and nice patience coming off of ball screens.
Check out our interview with Tyler on what he is looking to work on in the pre-draft process, the criticism he is receiving, and how he’s constantly defied the odds.
CityLeagueHoops: What are you really looking to work on in the pre-draft process?
Tyler Ulis: I’m just trying to get stronger and work on my body. Just keep working on my game and break a few eating habits.
CLH: Dating back to your days running with Ohio Basketball Club, everyone always told you that you were too small, yet you constantly have proved the doubters wrong. How have you done that?
TU: I just love the game. I’ve always had confidence in my game and this is something that I’ve wanted to do my whole life. I’m not going to let anyone outside of my family and my close friends tell me anything otherwise.
CLH: What do you think that you’re going to show NBA teams in workouts that you may not necessarily have had the chance to at Kentucky?
TU: My skill set and leadership. For the most part, Cal let me show everything that I can do on the court. I just want to show that I can defend and my overall game.
CLH: You’re a guy that has always been known as a pretty solid on ball defender throughout your entire career. Does it get frustrating that everyone is questioning your defense now?
TU: Nah, it doesn’t bother me. I don’t pay much attention to it. I have confidence in my game and I just try to go out there and play.