Second Rounders: James Ennis
James Ennis is a 6'7 guard/forward that played for Long Beach State. He has and NBA body. He averaged 16 points, 7 rebouds, and 1 block a game. Something that stood out to me was that in every game he played this year, he scored double digit points.. That says to me that this guy always finds a way to score. Skills like that go a long way in the NBA.
There arent many videos out there for this guy..
at least 5 times live this year. I live in LB and went to a few games this year. He is a high riser, but has a really lackluster motor a lot of the time. He can't create for himself, so if he isn't getting the ball on a clear cut, transition or a spot up 3 he sort of disappears. He needs a guard to really look for him. Could do worse in the 2nd round this year, but I don't think he sticks through camp. Could do very well overseas with his game (think James Gist, with a little less skill).
Good info CP.
I didn't catch an LBSU game this year, but I caught two or three last year and although known for a great dunk from time to time, but if Casper Ware and T.J. Robinson ( although both undersized for their positions while Ennis has prototypical size ) aren't NBA draft picks, I wonder if Ennis would be either.
The good thing about LBSU prospects, is that they schedule top notch opponents in the non-conference and Ennis did have good games against UNC, Arizona and very inefficient games against Syracuse and Ohio State.
He seems very much like a mixed bag to me, in the right scenario he could be a nice energy 3, but he's probably not good enough to play more than garbage time. I think he's probably undrafted, he reminds me of James White without the hype of being a McDonalds All-American and playing for a Big East school. Probably around the same quality of player, but won't get drafted.