Mulder: Ulis made key difference in my hot/cold shooting in Blue-White

In the first half of the Blue-White Game,  Mychal Mulder looked like the dead-eye shooter Kentucky imported from junior college.

Then in the second half, he didn’t make a shot.


“A lot of shooters go through that, someone who predominantly shoots the ball,” Mulder said Friday.

Mulder made three three-pointers in the first half Tuesday. Then he missed all six of his second-half shots with three coming from beyond the three-point line.

To explain the difference, Mulder cited the nature of Blue-White in which players can switch from team to team as coaches experiment. The big difference, he said, was playing with Tyler Ulis in the first half.

“Playing with Tyler was a lot easier than trying to create my own stuff,” Mulder said.

Ulis can make such a difference for many players, Mulder said.

“He helps us tremendously,” Mulder said. “He makes my job, specifically, so much easier. He puts the ball in my hands when I’m ready. (That applies to) not just shooters, but everybody.

“Tyler is a great point guard, probably the beset in the nation. We expect a lot from him, and I think he provides a lot.”