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Report: Former UK star Tyler Ulis has ‘pretty significant hip issue’

Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis led his team to a 94-77 victory against LSU on March 5 in Rupp Arena.
Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis led his team to a 94-77 victory against LSU on March 5 in Rupp Arena.

Basketball Insiders reported Tuesday that former University of Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis “is said to have a pretty significant hip issue, which some believe may require surgery down the line.”

“A medical red flag combined with his size, Ulis could slide deep into the first round or even over into the second depending on how team medical staffs view his situation,” reporter Steve Kyler wrote.

Ulis was scheduled to work out for the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, June 10, but he was replaced that day by Radford’s Rashun Davis.

Ulis did work out for the Denver Nuggets last Wednesday, and he told Altitude Sports Radio that “it went really well.”

At that time, Ulis said he was hearing that he’d be drafted “late lottery or late first round. Fourteen to 25, around that area. It’s something you never (really) know. Just keep working out with teams. … Stay focused.”

James UIis, Tyler’s dad, told the Herald-Leader on Tuesday evening that his son is “very confident right now. His workouts have gone well. He’s excited about the draft.”

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