Suns pick Tyler Ulis, Kentucky guard, at No. 34 overall

The Phoenix Suns selected Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis with the No. 4 pick in the second round (No. 34 overall) of the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Player profile:

  • Age: 23 (sophomore)

  • Height/weight: 5-foot-10, 149 pounds

  • 2015-16 stats: 17.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 7.0 APG

Chad Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 28: "He's the best "pure" point guard in the draft and an elite playmaker with excellent balance between scoring and getting others involved. He's also super quick, tenacious on the defensive end and a leader on the floor." More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 13: "Among projected first-round picks, only Kris Dunn has a better projected assist rate than Ulis." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Super quick point guard

  • A blur with the ball both laterally and up and down the court

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Very undersized for his position

  • Needs to add strength

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 2 percent

  • Chances he'll be a starter: 11 percent

  • Chances he'll be a bench player: 37 percent

  • Chances he'll be a bust: 51 percent

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