Ex-Kentucky star Tyler Ulis in head-on car accident
Former Kentucky basketball star Tyler Ulis was in a scary car crash over the weekend, but emerged in decent shape, all things considered.
Ulis was traveling south from Detroit to Toledo on Interstate 75 on Friday night/Saturday morning. Another driver was traveling north in the southbound lane and crashed into Ulis head-on, Tyler’s father James said.
The former Wildcats point guard suffered a broken left ankle and set to undergo surgery on Wednesday. He also had a bad cut on his left leg and scratch on his face, James told Kentucky.com.
Kentucky coach John Calipari sent a note on Twitter Monday about the situation and asked people to pray for Ulis.
One of my most competitive players, whose will to win inspired me, had a car accident in Michigan. We’ve been in touch, but let’s send some prayers, #BBN. He’s had some setbacks and fate has intervened a few different times.
I’m here for you @tulis3 until the wheels fall off!!
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 28, 2022
Ulis shared his appreciation for the note.
Thanks coach 🙏🏾🙏🏾 you are greatly appreciated https://t.co/3CKPzcHGHG
— Tyler Ulis (@tulis3) February 28, 2022
Ulis played two seasons at Kentucky from 2014-2016. He averaged 17.3 points per game as a sophomore and was the SEC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year that season. He also was an All-American.
Ulis was a second-round pick by the Suns in 2016 and played two seasons for them and one briefly with the Bulls. Ulis was expecting to return to his Golden State Warriors G League team in March.