Reynolds, Ulis Could Team Up

Miles Reynolds has settled on a pair of official visits and hopes to sure things up on his other three after the July evaluation period. The Mac Irvin Fire and Whitney Young combo guard talked about his recruitment and where Iowa fits into the picture in this premium story.

Miles Reynolds and Tyler Ulis play for different high school and AAU teams in the Chicago area. There's a chance, however, that the Windy City guards could end up on the same college team.

Iowa has offered scholarships to both backcourt stars. The Hawkeyes watched them at the Chicago Summer Jam last weekend.

"I like Iowa as a program," Reynolds said. "I talked to my good friend Tyler Ulis about it. He likes the school a lot, too. We've been talking about that, playing together there."

Ulis runs with Meanstreets and Marian Catholic High. Reynolds plays for the Mac Irvin Fire and Whitney Young.

Ulis has visited Iowa on a few occasions. Reynolds has thought about seeing the Hawkeyes in person after the July evaluation period.

"Coach (Sherman) Dillard was here (at the Chicago Jam on Saturday)," Reynolds said. "He was also out at the Peach Jam. I think I'm going to get down there for a visit soon.

"(Coach Fran McCaffery and Reynolds) talked during the school year. He was out at Peach Jam, too."

Reynolds has an official visit set for LSU (Sept. 5-8) and is putting the finishing touches on one to Stanford. He said he would like to use all of the five official visits allowed per NCAA rules.

"It all depends on after the July period," Reynolds said. "I'm going to sit down with my coach and we're going to decide on the officials."

The LSU Tigers are pushing hard for Reynolds' commitment.

"They've been up to every game this summer period to watch me play," he said.

Reynolds reports scholarship offers from LSU, Ole Miss, Dayton, Miami (Ohio), and Iowa, among others. Stanford appears close to pulling the trigger on an opportunity for him, he said.

The Fire is loaded with high-major talent. Reynolds blends into the mix with stars like Jahlil Okafor and Cliff Alexander.

"Coach Mike and Coach Nick Irvin, they definitely improved my game this summer a lot," Reynolds said. "They raised my confidence. They improved a lot of my skills; scoring; scoring abilities. They got me stronger in the gym; quicker; the whole nine yards. Everything is improving on my part."

Reynolds and Okafor will team up with Whitney Young again this winter.

"I'm working on my fatigue, definitely, going back to the Whitney Young season," Reynolds said. "We've got a real tight five unit. I might need to log some heavy minutes again this year. I need to be prepared for that."

Reynolds is used to winning and being alongside top-flight players. He sometimes envisions what it would be like to run with Ulis.

"I could definitely see us playing together," Reynolds said. "I think anybody in the country would like to play with him."

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