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11 - James Ennis

6-7, 200 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Long Beach State Senior
Birthday
07/01/90 (30.2 yrs)
Hometown
Ventura, CA
High School
Ventura
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Jimmy Butler

Strengths: High flying athlete with good size/length for the wing position … Spectacular dunker. Strong, explosive legs and very aggressive attacking the basket … A terror in the open floor due to his above average run/jump athleticism. Ennis gets out for a lot of breakaway dunks using anticipation and long arms to jump passing lanes … Shows solid touch and good shooting ability … Displays a textbook shooting motion and the ability to set his feet quickly and get a shot off in rhythm … Possesses great size and athleticism to play the 3 position … Good shot selection, using pump fakes well to get opponents off the floor and set up shots … Shows the ability to pull up off the dribble as well as spot up and knock down shots in catch and shoot situations … Skill level has steadily progressed through hard work … Solid three point shot, knocking down 36% from distance on a high volume of shots (5 per game) … A quality ball handler, showing comfortability going through his legs, though more effective in catch and shoot than creating shots off of ISOs … Plays with good energy. Hustles … Led the 49ers in both scoring (16.5) and rebounding (6.7) … Despite low a/to numbers, shows good vision and passing skills … Plays with good energy, slahing to the basket for rebounds … Comes from a strong family, willing to work hard … Mature player with 4 years of college under his belt … Despite being a senior, shows good potential left to develop … Measured with a 6’11 1/2 wingspan at the Portsmouth Invitation Tournament …

Weaknesses: A "momentum athlete". Lack of a quick first step to blow by opponents makes him less of a threat in ISO situations … At times gets sloppy and forces passes, 3.0 turnovers per game were too many although he had the ball in his hands a lot … Lacks experience at a high level. Played just two years at Long Beach State after transferring from Ventura Junior College. Level of competition is not top shelf playing in the Big West Conference … Will turn 23 a few days after the draft making him a little old for a senior … Not a physical player, and can be pushed around in the paint due to a lack of upper body strength … Should look to tighten up his handles further … Lateral quickness could improve with better fundamentals …

Notes: Had numerous highlight reel dunks in his 2 year Long Beach State career … Could be one of the biggest sleepers of the 2013 draft … Participated in the college dunk contest this year … High jumped 6-feet-11 while in junior college, winning the Western State Conference and Southern California Regional championships.

Aran Smith 4/30/13

 

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