Former Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis is the headliner of Tuesday's 76ers predraft workout at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Ulis is a bit undersized at 5-foot-9 and 149 pounds. He, however, averaged 17.3 points, 7.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals en route to being a consensus all-American. Ulis also garnered the Southeastern Conference's player-of-the-year and defensive-player-of-the-year honors. Former Wildcat Anthony Davis was the conference's only other player to accomplish that feat. Davis is currently an all-star power forward with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Ulis is projected as a late first-round pick. He would be a good selection for the Sixers at No. 24, assuming they don't trade that pick to get a higher rated point guard.
All six workout participants are projected to get selected in Thursday's NBA draft. Taylor is kind of a local talent, having played AAU basketball for Team Philly. Payton is the son of Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton.