Report: Tyler Ennis declares for the 2014 NBA Draft
According to a report from Adam Zagoria of SportsNet NY, Syracuse freshman point guard Tyler Ennis will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. Syracuse University has also officially announced that Ennis will declare for the draft.
Ennis was a top recruit coming out of high school, but wasn’t widely considered a top draft prospect until midway through his freshman campaign. The young point guard led Syracuse to a 25-0 record at one point, widely praised for his composure and all the traditional checkmarks we like to grade point guards on.
Basketball wise, good grades. Athleticism wise, average grades. Which leads to why he is viewed as a mid-late lottery selection, opposed to a top-tier selection.
Ennis will absolutely be in the mix for Orlando with their second first round pick, and should be considered a potential long term replacement for Jameer Nelson. He averaged 12.7 ppg and 5.6 apg on 40% shooting.
“I’d like to thank Coach Boeheim, the coaching staff, my teammates and the amazing fans for the opportunity to play at a great university like Syracuse,” Ennis said in a statement released by the school. “This experience has helped prepare me to fulfill my lifelong dream to play in the NBA.”
You can view his DraftExpress profile here, which has him currently ranked as the 14th best overall prospect.