Tweet watch: The latest on Ulis and Blackmon Jr.

 Posted by at 10:25 PM on August 8, 2013  Add comments
Aug 082013
 
Chicago point guard Tyler Ulis had a great summer with the Chicago Meanstreets program.

Chicago point guard Tyler Ulis had a great summer with the Chicago Meanstreets program.

Chicago point guard Tyler Ulis doesn’t have a scholarship offer from Kentucky, but the Wildcats have made his latest cut.

Joe Henricksen of the City/Suburban Hoops Report in Chicago reported Thursday night that Ulis has trimmed his list to UK, Michigan State, Iowa and Southern Cal. Kentucky is the only school in that group that has not offered the 5-foot-8 prospect from the class of 2014.

Meanstreets Coach Terrence Wilburn told the Herald-Leader last week that UK contacted Ulis following the July live recruiting period. John Calipari watched Meanstreets several times over the summer. The team also included 2015 guard Charles Matthews, who already has an offer from Kentucky. Former Calipari stars Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis also played for the AAU program.

Ulis is considered a top-50 overall recruit by ESPN (38th), Scout.com (41st) and Rivals.com (49th).

Blackmon interested in UK?

James Blackmon Sr. talked to the Herald-Leader just minutes after his son’s decommitment from Indiana became public Thursday. At that time, Blackmon did not have a list of schools that James Blackmon Jr. was considering.

Rivals.com’s Clint Jackson tweeted a few hours later that UK might end up on that list. “James Blackmon would be interested in Kentucky, UNC if they were interested in him. From a good source, just now,” he tweeted. Jackson covers North Carolina and Duke for Rivals.

Blackmon Jr. — a 6-foot-2 guard — is considered one of the best shooters in the class of 2014 and is ranked by Rivals as the No. 33 overall player in the class.

His father was a McDonald’s All-American before playing four seasons at Kentucky in the 1980s.

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