Ulis, a sophomore point guard, was the only non-senior selected to the first team. He averaged 17.3 points and 7.0 assists in leading the Wildcats to a share of the SEC championship this season. The Chicago native had three 20-point, 10-assist games, the most in the SEC in 20 years.
The NCAA recognizes consensus All-Americans based on four "major" teams: the AP, The Sporting News, the USBWA and the NABC. Ulis was first-team by AP and The Sporting News, second-team by the USBWA and NABC. A standardized points system for making those teams determines the consensus status.
Kentucky now has 21 consensus first-team All-Americans in school history (including four multiple selections - Forest Sale, Ralph Beard, Alex Grozam, Cliff Hagan) and four under current head coach John Calipari. John Wall, Anthony Davis and Willie Cauley-Stein previously earned the distinction under Calipari.
Fellow Wildcat Jamal Murray, a freshman guard, was selected as a third-team AP All-American. UK was the only school with two players represented on AP's three All-America teams.
2015-16 ULIS HONORS:
- NCAA Consensus All-America First Team
- Associated Press All-America First Team
- Sporting News All-America First Team
- USBWA All-America Second Team
- NABC All-America Second Team
- Wooden Award All-America Team
- Sports Illustrated All-America First Team
- CBS Sports All-America First Team
- SEC Player of the Year (Coaches/AP)
- SEC Tournament MVP
- SEC Defensive Player of the Year (Coaches)
- All-SEC First Team (Coaches/AP)
- SEC All-Defensive Team (Coaches)
- USA Today All-America First Team
- CBS Sports SEC Player of the Year
- USBWA District IV Player of the Year
- USBWA All-District IV Team
- NABC District 21 First Team
- Naismith Trophy finalist
- John R. Wooden Award finalist
- USBWA Oscar Robertson finalist
- Bob Cousy finalist