Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis now has another accolade to pair with his SEC Player of the Year honor.
The sophomore was the lone underclassmen to make the AP All-America first team roster, which was announced Tuesday afternoon. He is joined by four seniors: Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon, Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine and North Carolina’s Brice Johnson.
Ulis tallied 43 of 65 first-team votes, while Hield and Valentine were the sole members to garner unanimous selections. Other SEC players to earn All-America status were LSU freshman forward Ben Simmons (second team) and Ulis’ backcourt mate, freshman Jamal Murray (third team). Texas A&M senior guard Danuel House was an honorable mention.
Ulis averaged 17.2 points and 7.2 assists for Kentucky in his sophomore campaign, leading the Wildcats to the second round of the NCAA tournament before losing to Indiana.