By LARRY VAUGHT
Sporting News college basketball columnist Mike DeCourcy is already anxious to see how Kentucky coach John Calipari will utilize two talented point guards — sophomore Andrew Harrison and freshman Tyler Ulis — next season when he has the luxury of having two highly recruited point guards on the same Kentucky team.
“John will be as patient as he can with Andrew because he is still the best option as a veteran playr, but now there will always be the threat that Tyler can take his job or minutes,” DeCourcy said. “Tyler is very gifted. It has really been rewarding to see how he has been embraced the talent scouts. When I first did my (player) ratings, I had him 24th or 25th (in his recruiting class).
“I knew there was something special about the way he played that would superceed his size. He offers options to push Andrew or to just complement him and side Andrew to the two (guard) and Aaron (Harrison) to the three. That way you could attack from two or three positions with playmakers, something that is really valuable. I think that is another thing that could well happen when Ulis arrives.
“Tyler is an extraordinary passer and there are not many guys that come into college basketball now that you can say that about. That is rare. You are happy now if you can find a willing passer at point guard. He has great vision and he is very good shooter and can get his own shot if you go under a screen and sag off him. He offers a lot except for size and defensively he could be problematic but he will make the Kentucky offense better.”