Friday, October 31, 2008

Basketball Spotlight Feature: Tyler Ulis "Buckeye's Bad Boy"

Two summers ago at the 11U AAU Nationals in Cocoa Beach, Florida the scene was set for a phenomenal finish. Things looked bleak for Ohio Basketball Club as they trailed the South Louisanna Elite Warriors by 18 points heading into the 4th quarter. It would take a miracle for them to pull win off but little did the fans know but Tyler Ulis was just getting started. Ulis was the floor general for this young squad but turned into a scoring machine during this final stanza. His coach Myron Bess remembers it like it was yesterday: “It was amazing Tyler carried us he hit about 4 treys including one at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Then he won the game for us in OT with a floater. It was unbelievable” said Bess. The legend of Ulis had begun.

Last season Tyler continued his stellar play running the show for OBC. “He’s a true point guard” Bess continued. “He has everything court vision, ball handling and the ability to get everyone involved”. Ulis also showed well once again during the AAU Nationals as he rocked in both the 12U in Hampton, Virginia and 13U in Memphis, Tennessee. This type of consistency has Bess convinced of one thing “I feel he’s the best point guard in the state of Ohio. Not 7th Grader but including 8th Graders also”. This type of admiration will force Ulis to hit the gym and continue to get better as competitors will look at him as a target but Bess isn’t worried: “I think he needs to get better at his leadership skills on and off the floor while also stressing defense as much he does offense”.

We will be on the lookout for Ulis and if you are ever in Ohio you need to drop by and check out also. Check out this video of that memorable game in Cocoa Beach.

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