Tyler Ulis Snags First High Major Offer

Marion Catholic point guard Tyler Ulis picked up his first high major scholarship offer following a good performance playing for Meanstreets at the Nike EYBL tournament in Minnesota last weekend. Learn more about the class of 2014 point guard in this report.

While Tyler Ulis may be only 5-8, he makes up for what he lacks in height with speed and ballhandling ability. Ulis caught the eye of DePaul coach Oliver Purnell while playing up at the 17 and under level for his Meanstreets AAU team in Minnesota. In a 68-60 win over Team Takeover on Saturday, Ulis racked up a double-double of 12 points and 10 assists.

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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