All about Mychal Mulder
Measurables (from UK): 6’4½” with shoes; 187 pounds; 6’8” wingspan; 8’2” standing reach; 33” no-step vertical; 44” maximum vertical
Hometown: Windsor, Canada (Catholic Central High School); transferred to UK from Vincennes University
UK statistics: Averaged 4.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per game as a senior. Shot 40.3 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from three-point range and 92.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Honors and superlatives: His 35 made three-pointers as a senior ranked third on the squad behind Malik Monk and Derek Willis. … Made a three-pointer to beat the halftime horn in the SEC Tournament championship against Arkansas.
Before Kentucky: Born June 12, 1994, in Etobicoke, Ontario. ... Averaged 15.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while shooting 46.3 percent from three-point range as a sophomore at Vincennes. ... Rated as the No. 18 junior college prospect and the No. 5 junior college shooting guard by 247Sports. ... Earned junior college All-American honors in 2014-15 while leading Vincennes to a 33-2 record during his sophomore season. ... During his freshman campaign, he averaged 8.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 38.3 percent from long range.
Mulder on Twitter: @MychalMulder
Mulder on playing for UK
“I have gone further than probably he ever imagined for me, further than a lot of people imagined. It’s been a really wonderful experience to be able to play here, play at such a high level and really perform on this stage. … I have learned a lot about myself as a man and as a basketball player. I have learned what it takes to win, what it takes to win at a high level. Just what the opportunity really is. Growing up you are always wanting to play in a place like this and play for a coach like this and have great teammates like I have been fortunate enough to have. So there is a whole lot of learning that has taken place over the last two years, and I don’t think I will forget any of them.”
Quotes about Mulder
John Calipari: “Derek Willis, Dom and Mychal Mulder will have college degrees. There are kids that I get a chance to see for four years and see them grow, and it’s a feeling that you’re like, wow. They go from young men to men. They go from unsure of themselves to sure of who they are or where they want to go.”
Randy Mulder, Mychal’s dad, on his son’s workout with the Orlando Magic: “He killed it, in his terms. … He just wants to keep playing basketball. … He was so encouraged by the Orlando thing, he wouldn’t mind the D-League just to get a foot in the door. He’s remaining positive.”
More from Randy Mulder: “He could have gone to a lesser school and played 30 minutes-plus and scored 25 points a game. But the exposure you get at Kentucky, the environment, the beautiful people, it’s been a great experience.”