11 - Tyler Ennis

6-2, 180 Point Guard
Syracuse Freshman
08/24/94 (28 yrs)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
High School
St. Benedict's Prep
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Jrue Holiday/George Hill

Strengths: Extremely cerebral and unselfish point guard. Competitive desire to win and very team oriented … A clever floor general. Makes great decisions, mature, always under control … Has a great attitude, very coachable, has been described as a sponge … Quick first step, very good at changing speeds, and uses it well to get by opponents and into the lane … Good outside shooter, currently shooting 43% from deep on a high volume of threes … Aggressive defender. Gets a lot of steals playing the passing lanes … Great vision in transition. Often finds the open man halfway down the court … Can drive and finish with either hand … Good rebounding guard … Has been remarkably careful with the ball for a freshman point guard. Has no more than two turnovers in any of Syracuse’s games this season … Turns it over once every 26 minutes … Perfectionist. Shows a lot of attention to detail. At 19 years old, Ennis is still a very young prospect with many years of potential growth ahead of him. Being such a cerebral kid, there’s reason to believe he will continue to improve well into his mid / late 20s … 6’5" wingspan helps make him the disruptive defender that he is and his wingspan helps make up for his mediocre height … Versatile scorer. Can make shots off the dribble or the catch-and-shoot at a high rate … Very mature overall player for being so young. He shouldn’t have too much trouble transitioning to the NBA compared to other players his age … Very adept running the pick-and-roll … Also shows solid ability defending the pick and roll …

Weaknesses: Lacks elite level speed and athleticism. Though he will at times surprise with both … Ennis gets a lot of steals, but he’s not the best or most fundamentally sound perimeter defender … Playing in Syracuse’s system, he will have to learn one on one defensive techniques at the next level … Has always had a cast of great teammates around him and could be less impressive when playing against defenders on par with his teammates … He’s a decent athlete and his IQ and instincts help him tremendously, but he’s ultimately not the most athletic point guard … Thin frame …

Notes: Measured 6’2 (in shoes) 180 lbs, with a 6’5 wingspan at the 2012 Deron Williams Skills Academy … 20th-ranked recruit in his class via ESPN…Leads all Division I freshmen in steals…

Overall: There’s not a lot to dislike about this young point guard. He’s already a mature distributor, a great finisher, a very deadly outside shooter, and an efficient ball handler. Has the look of a future NBA starter at the PG position. He could ultimately become a lottery pick if he enters this year’s draft and he has a great chance to make an impact early on in the pros … Pretty incredible when you consider Syracuse wasn’t sure he would start as a freshman when he first arrived on campus …

Jacob Stallard 12/29/13