Tyler Ulis can be argued as the steal of the most recent draft. The 5-10 point guard from the University of Kentucky slipped into the second round of the draft before being scooped up by the Phoenix Suns at number 34.
The reigning SEC Player of the Year has put together an impressive stint in Las Vegas, averaging 15.2 points on 47 percent shooting, 6.2 assists, and 3.2 steals per game. He had yet another strong game when the Suns faced lottery pick Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets in the Las Vegas Summer League quarterfinal on Saturday. Ulis ended Saturday night with 19 points and four assists, and also knocked down the game winner for Phoenix at the buzzer to give them an 82-81 victory.
As usual, Ulis used his quickness to get into the lane and was able to finish multiple layups over bigger defenders; his mid-range and three-point shots were working as well, opening up the driving lanes for him.
On the last play of the game, Ulis inbounded the ball, quickly got it back and launched a three to win at the buzzer. The Suns will face the Minnesota Timberwolves in one of the Vegas semifinal games.
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