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Kentucky commit Tyler Ulis tweets Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin “not good”

Apr 5, 2014, 8:17 PM EDT

Tyler Ulis, the Kentucky commit, won’t begin his collegiate career until next fall, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking part in the Wildcats’ rivalry with SEC foe Florida.

On Saturday night, during Gators’ national semifinal against UConn, Ulis decided to voice his opinion (since deleted) on Florida point guard and SEC Player of the Year, Scottie Wilbekin:

His is, however, apparently a fan of UConn’s Shabazz Napier:

The UConn guard tandem of Napier and Ryan Boatright have hounded opposing back courts in the NCAA tournament and the national semifinal was no different as Wilbekin was held to four points off 2-of-9 shooting with one assist and three turnovers.

But Wilbekin’s resume speaks for itself. He’s reached the Elite 8 in every season he’s been at Gainesville and now a Final Four while earning conference play of the year honors. Despite not playing well on Saturday, he was the South Region’s Most Outstanding Player.

Ulis is not viewed as a one-and-done type recruit for John Calipari, so only time will tell if the McDonald’s All American can generate that kind of success in his career in Lexington.

[h/t Troy Machir, Sporting News]

  1. styx630 - Apr 5, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Show it on the court, kid.

  2. rmfields - Apr 5, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Big words coming from a kid who hasn’t played one NCAA game.

    • packergator - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:10 AM

      Well, he can be the next great KY point guard to choke away a national title. Cal’s developed a habit with that in recent years.

      • catrig77 - Apr 8, 2014 at 5:26 PM

        Big mouth=little talent. How many felony convictions so far for this dude? He’ll be homeless in a few years.

  3. Professor Fate - Apr 5, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    The only thing more ridiculous than a teenager’s stream-of-consciousness tweeting is anyone listening to it.

  4. fnc111 - Apr 5, 2014 at 9:43 PM


  5. balfe13 - Apr 5, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Honestly, is this really surprising to anyone? Wilbekin was a solid college player but he’s not a great athlete. He’s not going to be a high draft pick. It’s not surprising that a Kentucky recruit doesn’t think he’s “good.” He’s probably more used to players like the Harrisons, John Wall, even Brandon Knight. Wilbekin certainly doesn’t fit that mold of point guard.

  6. eagles512 - Apr 6, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Dumb to tweet it but he sure did look completely overwhelmed by the moment.

    • packergator - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:09 AM

      Looked more to me like he wasn’t used to being overmatched on the court at guard. Too much dribbling led to TOs, and the Gators didn’t even try from the 3-point line in the second half.

  7. 33jnorth - Jun 3, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Tyler is a great kid with a great game. He is a little young to be dumping on. Give
    the kid a break. He’s fresh out of high school. I think his skill set will speak for itself
    when he comes to Kentucky! Too many nay sayers out there doubting this kid. The
    big blue nation is ready to embrace him, nurture him, and unleash him! He will do fine.

    Peckergator, being a FL fan, should know a lot about choking, but he is dead wrong about
    Kentucky. Maybe he missed the 2012 National championship when Calipari took home the banner.

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