Kentucky sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis will hire an agent and enter the NBA draft.

By SI Wire
April 06, 2016

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Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis will hire an agent and enter the NBA draft, he announced Wednesday during a press conference.

By hiring an agent, Ulis will relinquish his remaining two years of NCAA eligibility.

Ulis, a 5' 9" sophomore, averaged 17.3 points and 7.0 assists per game. He climbed draft boards late in the season while earning SEC Player of the Year and a spot on the All-American first team.

“I'm always going to be 5' 9" so with the season I had this year, I feel like it's time and I'm prepared,” Ulis said. “I've been dreaming about this all my life.”

SI's Andrew Sharp has Ulis as the No. 17 pick in his latest mock draft.

Ulis is the third Kentucky player to hire an agent and put his name into the draft, joining freshman forward Skal Labissiere and freshman guard Jamal Murray.

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Kentucky finished the season with a 27-9 record after losing to Indiana in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The NBA draft will be held June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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