HoopsHype Tyler Ennis rumors
The Knicks traded their first-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to the Nuggets in the Carmelo Anthony deal. Ironically, DraftExpress.com currently has the Nuggets selecting Syracuse freshman point guard Tyler Ennis at No. 9 with that pick. Syracuse is currently 22-0 and No. 1 in the nation. “[Ennis] is better than Felton,” one NBA scout said. The Knicks Blog
Ennis has been the highest riser on our draft board and proved why scouts are so high on him with some clutch plays down the stretch for Syracuse. Ennis handles himself like a fourth-year senior. His instincts between scoring and distributing just can't be taught. "If you were to ask me right now whether I'd take Ennis over Kyrie Irving, I think it's Ennis," one GM said. "He does all the things that help a basketball team win basketball games. You can pick him apart on individual flaws, but I would take this kid right now and trust him to run my team. I think there's very few freshmen you could ever say that about." ESPN.com
Ennis is the hottest name in scouting circles at the moment. There's very little that's sexy to his game, but he's one of the most dependable, sure-handed freshman I've ever seen. He's led his team to a perfect record and the No. 2 rank in the country. He has a 4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio, shoots 40 percent from 3-point range and averages 2.5 steals a game. With so many NBA teams in dire need of a point guard, Ennis is beginning to look like a lock to go high in the draft. ESPN.com
“I’ve seen a lot of Syracuse,” Carter-Williams said after putting up 19 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Philadelphia 76ers beat former Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks, 110-106, at Madison Square Garden. “Tyler’s playing great. He’s leading that team, along with C.J. [Fair]. Jerami [Grant]‘s playing great, Trevor [Cooney] also. They’re also playing great. They’re 18-0, they can’t be doing any better. I think Tyler’s really stepped up. He plays with a lot of poise and confidence so I’m proud of him.” ZagsBlog.com
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