SEC Player award winner and ex Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball champ Tyler Ulis was injured in a deadly car crash over the weekend.
“Former Wildcat Tyler Ulis has been injured in a car accident. Prayers to Tyler Ulis and his family”, Kentucky Basketball Tweeted.
Former Wildcat Tyler Ulis has been injured in a car accident. Prayers to Tyler Ulis and his family. pic.twitter.com/v3SxVmIpfl— Kentucky Basketball (@updates_ky) February 28, 2022
The accident news went viral after a series of photos were shared on Instagram showing the basketball player’s arms and legs with casts. Reportedly, Ulis was on the Interstate between Toledo and Detroit, around 12:00 am-midnight, Friday when he had a head-on collision, his father James Ulis confirmed to Lexington Herald-Leader.
“It was a tough one, but thank God he is alive,” said James Ulis to the news agencies.
John Calipari, who had been Ulis’ head coach from 2009 till 2016, sent well-wishes to the Kentucky star Tyler Ulis In a Tweet. He wrote, “One of my most competitive players, whose will to win inspired me, had a car accident in Michigan. We’ve been in touch, but let’s send some prayers, #BBN. He’s had some setbacks and fate has intervened a few different times.”
One of my most competitive players, whose will to win inspired me, had a car accident in Michigan. We’ve been in touch, but let’s send some prayers, #BBN. He’s had some setbacks and fate has intervened a few different times.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 28, 2022
I’m here for you @tulis3 until the wheels fall off!!
Continuing, “I’m here for you @tulis3 until the wheels fall off!!”
Ulis replied to the Tweet on his Instagram story by writing ‘Brother’, and fingers crossed sign.“They can’t keep the real down too long my guy. Prayers up for speedy recovery gang,” added the player.
The Kentucky star seems to be doing well as he also wished a Happy Birthday to Shanndale Walton over his Instagram stories. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG CUZZ MAN LOVE YOU 5L MANN,” wrote Ulis, adding, “SHOW BIG CUZ SOME LOVE WALTON TRUST HIM W MY LIFE AND DONT SAY THAT TOO MUCH LOVE YA MY BOA ENJOY YA DAY”
Ulis played almost two seasons with Kentucky Wildcats before going professional and made an average of 11.3 points in his 72 games with the team. Moreover, he was a Consensus All-American player and received SEC Player award in 2015-16.
Later in 2016, the Suns selected Kentucky star Tyler Ulis, for the second round of the NBA Draft. From 2016 to 2019, he played one game for the Chicago Bulls and two complete seasons for the Suns.
The professional athlete last played for Stockton Kings in the G-league. Later in October, he also signed a game with the Cruz Warriors but couldn’t play before getting waived. As for now, he is a free agent.
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