Dylan Ennis

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Dylan Ennis
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Ennis with Crvena zvezda in December 2017.
AS Monaco
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1991-12-26) December 26, 1991 (age 27)
Toronto, Ontario
NationalityCanadian / Jamaican / Serbian
Listed height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight102 kg (225 lb)
Career information
High school
College
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017Mega
2017–2018Crvena zvezda
2018Zaragoza
2018–2019Andorra
2019–presentMonaco
Career highlights and awards

Dylan Jonathan Ennis (born December 26, 1991) is a Jamaican-Canadian professional basketball player for AS Monaco of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for Rice, Villanova and Oregon.

Early life[edit]

Ennis grew up in Brampton, Ontario. His younger brother, Tyler Ennis, is a NBA player. As a high school freshman, Dylan Ennis measured only 4'11" but had long arms and big feet.[1] Ennis's stepfather Tony McIntyre, ran CIA Bounce, Toronto's premier AAU program.[2] Dylan attended St. Edmund Campion Secondary School with his brother Brandon, Wings Academy in Bronx, New York, and finally Lake Forest Academy in Illinois. As a senior at Lake Forest he averaged 23 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds per game and was ranked one of the top 20 high school prospects in Illinois. In one game he scored 41 of his team’s 51 points.[3]

College career[edit]

Dylan Ennis began his collegiate career at Rice, where he averaged 8.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. He was twice selected as the Conference USA Freshman of the Week and was named to the All-Freshman team.[3] He transferred to Villanova after one season, where he had to redshirt a year due to NCAA rules. Ennis broke his foot shortly before he was about to be eligible to play.[1] He averaged 5.1 points in 30 games as a sophomore. In his junior season at Villanova, Ennis started and helped the team win the Big East championship, complete a 33-3 record and receive a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Ennis scored a then-career-high 19 points twice – against Lehigh and Creighton.[4] He averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.[5]

However, Ennis wanted to play as a pure point guard in the NBA, and he was getting minutes at Villanova as a shooting guard, so he transferred again to Oregon and pursued a master's degree in conflict and dispute resolution.[1] "I was shocked, because usually if a kid comes in and says he wants to leave, there's some problem or he's not happy," Villanova coach Jay Wright said.[6] His arrival filled a key void for Dana Altman's Ducks at the point guard slot, who lost Pac-12 player of the year Joseph Young to graduation.[5] After two games, Ennis broke his foot and missed the remainder of the season, while Villanova won the national championship.[1]

In June 2016, he was granted a sixth year of eligibility.[6] In his redshirt senior season, Ennis was recognizable due to a streak of blonde hair his girlfriend dyed on him as well as his energetic play. He was a key part of a team that reached the Final Four after upsetting Kansas 74-60. At 25, Ennis was one of the oldest players in NCAA Tournament history.[1] He posted averages of 10.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in his senior campaign.[7]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft, Ennis signed a summer league contract with the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder for the July 1–6 Orlando Summer League and the Golden State Warriors for the July 7–17 Las Vegas Summer League.[7]

On July 14, 2017, Ennis scored 35 points during the Warriors' 109–100 Summer League victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.[8] Ennis hit 8 of 11 shots from 3-point range, and had 23 points in 12 first-half minutes. His career high at Oregon was 22 points.[9]

On July 25, 2017, Ennis signed his first professional contract with Serbian club Mega Bemax.[10] On December 9, 2017, he left Mega and signed with Serbian club Crvena zvezda until the end of the 2019–20 season.[11] In February 2018, he was granted a Serbian passport.[12] On April 16, 2018, his contract with the club was terminated on mutual agreement.[13] The same day, he signed with Spanish club Basket Zaragoza for the remainder of the 2017–18 season.[14] On June 21, 2018, he signed a one-year deal with Morabanc Andorra.[15]

On July 4, 2019, Ennis signed with AS Monaco of the LNB Pro A.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2017–18 Crvena zvezda 18 0 13.0 .356 .400 .871 1.8 1.6 .4 .1 6.5 4.9
Career 18 0 13.0 .356 .400 .871 1.8 1.6 .4 .1 6.5 4.9

National team career[edit]

Ennis competed for the Jamaica national basketball team in the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Macur, Juliet (March 26, 2017). "Old Man on the Ducks: Dylan Ennis Takes the Long Way to the Final Four". The New York Times. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Winn, Luke (November 8, 2016). "Slim's Chance: Chris Boucher took an unusual route to D-I but makes the Ducks a serious title contender". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Basketball brothers — the Ennis trio". Brampton Guardian. November 30, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  4. ^ Juliano, Joe (April 3, 2015). "Guard Dylan Ennis is transferring from Villanova". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Nemec, Andrew (May 6, 2015). "Dylan Ennis, Villanova basketball transfer, commits to Oregon Ducks: Report". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Ford, Bob (March 30, 2017). "Guard Dylan Ennis is transferring from Villanova". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Alger, Tyson (June 23, 2017). "Dylan Ennis signs summer league deals with Oklahoma City and Golden State". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "Undrafted Dylan Ennis drops 35 for Warriors in Vegas". foxsports.com. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  9. ^ Undrafted Dylan Ennis drops 35 for Warriors in Vegas
  10. ^ "Dylan Ennis signs with Mega Bemax". aba-liga.com. July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Enis novo pojačanje Crvene zvezde". kkcrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). December 9, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  12. ^ "Enisu srpski pasoš!". 8 February 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  13. ^ Lj., M. (16 April 2018). "Otišao Enis, vratio se Čović, Bjelica pod znakom pitanja KK Crvena zvezda je sporazmno raskinula ugovor s". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Dylan Ennis se convierte en nuevo jugador de Tecnyconta Zaragoza". Basket Zaragoza (in Spanish). 16 April 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Dylan Ennis, Andorra agree on a one-year deal". Eurohoops.net. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Monaco tabs All-EuroCup guard Ennis". EuroCupBasketball.com. 4 July 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.

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