Former Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis was involved in a car accident in Michigan. Fortunately, the survived the crash and is now recovering.
Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari confirmed the accident on Twitter, showing his support for his ex-player and asking everyone for prayers as Ulis works his way back to full health. He also shared that they have been in contact with Ulis and his family.
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
Meanwhile, Kyle Tucker of The Athletic provided more updates on Tyler Ulis' status, noting that the 26-year-old shared a photo of himself with both arms and legs bandaged and casted. The family is also thankful that the crash is not too severe and that the former NBA player should make a full recovery.
Texted with Tyler Ulis and his pops today. Dad’s message to Kentucky fans: “You know your point guard is a warrior.”
Everyone thankful the car crash was not worse and that he should make a full recovery. Ulis shared a photo of himself with both arms and one leg bandaged/casted.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) February 28, 2022
Aside from the Suns, Ulis also had a brief stint with the Chicago Bulls in 2018 on a tw-way contract. He played for the team's G League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls, before suiting up for the Stockton Kings. He hasn't played in the NBA circuit since 2020.
Ulis played for Kentucky under John Calipari from 2014 to 2016. Despite a successful collegiate career, he fell in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft where the Suns selected him 34th overall. His pro career didn't pan out, struggling to carve out a consistent role in his two seasons in Phoenix before being waived.