Former Syracuse G Tyler Ennis drafted by Phoenix Suns

NEW YORK — Former Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 18th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Ennis started all 34 games in his only season at Syracuse and averaged 12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.1 steals in 35.7 minutes per game.

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Ennis earned second team USA Today All-America and NABC Freshman All-America honors. He was also named Second Team All-ACC and was named to the All-ACC Defensive Team and the All-ACC Freshman Team.

It was the second straight year a Syracuse point guard was taken in the first round in the NBA Draft. Last year, Michael Carter-Williams was selected in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers. Carter-Williams went on to become Rookie of the Year.

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Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for covering the New York Knicks, as well as for covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.

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