University of Iowa Athletics

#1 Ahron Ulis

Height 6-3
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School Marian Catholic
Ahron Ulis - Men's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

2022-23 — Competed in 32 games, including 27 starts… averaged 6.1 points, 2.1 assists and 1.6 rebounds… tallied a career-best 17 points at Michigan State… snagged a personal-best seven rebounds against #15 Iowa State… made a single-season-best 22 3-pointers… ranked fifth on the squad in minutes played per game (22:34)… letterwinner.

2021-22 Honors — Co-winner of the team’s Top Playmaker Award. 2021-22 — Saw action in 35-of-36 games… scored in 24 contests, including reaching double figures twice (N.C. Central; Illinois)… dished out 3+ assists in 10 games… posted single-season bests in points (110), steals (19), assists (73), rebounds (69), field goals made (34), free throws made (38), and 3-pointers made (4)… had a 2.28 assist-to-turnover ratio… tallied a personal-best 12 points in win over N.C. Central… posted career highs in rebounds (5), field goals made (4) and attempted (9), and 3-pointers made (1) and attempted (2) in home victory over Minnesota… played a career-high 27 minutes, scoring all seven of his points from the free throw line in overtime at Penn State… registered 11 points, seven rebounds, and a personal-best three steals in home game against Illinois… dished out a career-high eight assists in win over Western Michigan… letterwinner.

2020-21 — Competed in 17 contests… led the team in assists once and blocks once… missed only two free throw attempts (18-of-20, .900)… dished out a personal-best four assists three times, including the NCAA Tournament Second Round game versus Oregon… matched a personal best with three rebounds in 30-point win at Michigan State… played 14 key minutes off the bench in first career Big Ten game at #14 Rutgers, recording two points and a personal-best four assists… netted a season-high six points versus Southern University… letterwinner.

High School — Two-time ESCC Player of the Year… named to the AP All-State Class 4A First Team as a senior… three-year starter and finished with over 1,500 points, trailing only his brother, Tyler, in the school’s record book… averaged 20.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 2019-20… averaged 18 points, five assists, and four rebounds as a junior… averaged 13.5 points, five assists, and three rebounds as a sophomore… second team all-state and Chicago Sun Times All-Area as a junior… three-time ESCC All-Conference and two-time Daily Southtown All-Area honoree… Chicago All-Area as a junior and senior… led Marian Catholic to 78 wins his final three seasons as starting point guard, including 27 victories as a junior and 26 as a sophomore, third and fourth most in school single-season history, respectively… led Marian Catholic to its first third place finish at the ISHA 3A state championship; sectional and super-sectional championships in 2019… led team in scoring and assists his final two seasons… three-time Hinsdale All-Tournament Team (MVP as a junior) and Chicago Heights All-Tournament Team… helped Marian Catholic secure three straight regional titles and an ESCC title in 2019 and 2020… three-time team captain… Peach Jam competitor the last two summers on the Nike Meanstreets AAU team… tallied 22 points, seven rebounds, and six assists in win over Drive Nation and 20 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists in triumph over Bluff City Legends on the AAU circuit… older brother, Tyler, played two seasons at Kentucky (2015-16).

Personal — Born 10/4/01… African American Studies major… parents are James and Leslye Ulis… has three siblings, Tyler, Jay and Anton Porter… brother Tyler played two seasons at Kentucky (2015-16) and was picked 34th in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns… high school coach was Mike Taylor… AAU coach was Tai Streets.

Career Bests

Points: 17 vs. Michigan State, 1/26/23
Rebounds: 7 vs. Iowa State, 12/8/22
FGM: 8 at Michigan State, 1/26/23
FGA: 10, 2x, last at Michigan State, 1/26/23
3-pt FG: 2, 4x, last vs. Rutgers, 1/29/23
3-pt FGA: 7 vs. Eastern Illinois, 12/21/23
FTM: 7, 2x, last at Penn State, 1/31/22
FTA: 8, 2x, last at Penn State, 1/31/22
Assists: 8 vs. Western Michigan, 11/22/21
Steals: 3 vs. Illinois, 12/6/21
Blocks: 1, 5x, last at Minnesota, 2/12/23
Minutes: 36 vs. Iowa State, 12/8/23