Tyler Ennis (basketball)

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Tyler Ennis
Tyler Ennis driving against Dayton.jpg
No. 11 – Los Angeles Lakers
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1994-08-24) August 24, 1994 (age 22)
Brampton, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Father Henry Carr Catholic
(Toronto, Ontario)
Saint Benedict's
(Newark, New Jersey)
College Syracuse (2013–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Phoenix Suns
2014–2015 Bakersfield Jam
20152016 Milwaukee Bucks
2016–2017 Houston Rockets
2017–present Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2014)
  • ACC All-Freshmen team (2014)
  • ACC All-Defensive team (2014)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2013)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tyler Cameron Ennis McIntyre (born August 24, 1994[1]) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Syracuse University, where he was considered one of the top freshmen in 2013–14.[2][3][4] He was drafted 18th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2014 NBA draft.

High school career[edit]

Ennis attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. Prior to heading south to St. Benedict's, Ennis attended Cardinal Newman Catholic Elementary School in Brampton, Ontario and Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School in Etobicoke, Ontario.[5] In his junior year in 2011–12, Ennis led St. Benedict's, coached by Mark Taylor, to a school-record 35 victories and the No. 2 ranking in New Jersey. He was named the Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year while averaging 14.6 points and 7.1 assists per game. In his senior year in 2012–13, the Gray Bees finished with a record of 31-2 as Ennis was honored as the Star-Ledger Prep Player of the Year and earned All-Prep First Team recognition after averaging 20 points, 6.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game.[6]

Considered a five-star recruit by ESPN.com, Ennis was listed as the No. 5 point guard and the No. 20 player in the nation in 2013.[7]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Syracuse in 2013–14, Ennis was named to the 2014 All-ACC second team, All-ACC Freshmen Team, and All-ACC Defensive Team. In 34 games, he averaged 12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.1 steals in 35.7 minutes per game.[6][8]

On February 28, 2014, Ennis was named one of the ten semi-finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year.[9]

Ennis helped lead the Syracuse Orange past Western Michigan in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament,[10] but missed a three-pointer at the buzzer of the following game that would have taken Syracuse past Dayton and into the Sweet Sixteen.

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Syracuse 34 34 35.7 .411 .353 .765 3.4 5.5 2.1 0.2 12.9

Professional career[edit]

Phoenix Suns (2014–2015)[edit]

On June 26, 2014, Ennis was selected with the 18th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.[11] He later joined the Suns for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On August 8, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Suns.[12] He made his NBA debut on October 29 in the Suns' season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers, recording two points, three assists and one block in a 119–99 win.[13] During his rookie season with the Suns, Ennis received multiple assignments to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.[14]

Milwaukee Bucks (2015–2016)[edit]

On February 19, 2015, Ennis was traded, along with Miles Plumlee, to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-team deal involving the Philadelphia 76ers; as part of the deal, the Bucks also received Michael Carter-Williams from Philadelphia, while Phoenix received Brandon Knight and Kendall Marshall from Milwaukee and Philadelphia received a future first-round pick from Phoenix.[15] The next day, Ennis made his debut for the Bucks, recording four points and two assists off the bench in 89–81 win over the Denver Nuggets.[16]

In May 2015, Ennis underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.[17]

On March 17, 2016, Ennis recorded career highs of 13 points and five rebounds in the Bucks' 96–86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.[18] Nine days later, he recorded nine points and a career-high 12 assists in a 115–91 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.[19]

Houston Rockets (2016–2017)[edit]

On September 22, 2016, Ennis was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Michael Beasley.[20]

Los Angeles Lakers (2017–present)[edit]

On February 23, 2017, Ennis was traded, along with the draft rights to Brad Newley, to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Marcelo Huertas.[21] On April 5, 2017, in his first start of the season, Ennis scored a career-high 19 points in place of injured starter D'Angelo Russell to lead the Lakers to a 102–95 win over the San Antonio Spurs.[22] He surpassed that mark four days later, scoring 20 points in a 110–109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[23]

NBA 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  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Phoenix 8 0 7.3 .429 .333 1.000 .9 1.8 .0 .3 2.8
2014–15 Milwaukee 25 1 14.1 .350 .270 .600 1.1 2.4 .7 .1 4.0
2015–16 Milwaukee 46 7 14.2 .449 .333 .735 1.6 2.1 .5 .0 4.5
2016–17 Houston 31 0 6.3 .391 .375 .667 .6 1.1 .2 .0 1.9
2016–17 L.A. Lakers 22 2 17.8 .451 .389 .864 1.2 2.4 .9 .1 7.7
Career 132 10 12.5 .419 .342 .733 1.2 1.9 .5 .1 4.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015 Milwaukee 1 0 16.0 .222 .200 .000 4.0 3.0 .0 .0 5.0
Career 1 0 16.0 .222 .200 .000 4.0 3.0 .0 .0 5.0

National team career[edit]

Ennis played for the Canadian men's national basketball team at the 2012 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, winning a bronze medal, and at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, leading the tournament in scoring with 20.9 points per game.[24] In the 2012 tournament, he was a teammate of fellow college standout and eventual #1 pick of the 2014 NBA draft, Andrew Wiggins.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Ennis is the son of Tony McIntyre and Suzette Ennis McIntyre.[6] He has six siblings: Brandon, Dylan, Brittany, Dominique, Tyylon, and Bryyson.[6] His father works full-time as Director of Basketball Operations at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ontario and helped create Ontario's CIA Bounce AAU program in 2004.[26] His brother, Dylan, plays college basketball for Oregon.[27] Ennis' family has Jamaican heritage.[28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tyler Ennis McIntyre's profile". FIBA.com. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ Duke's Jabari Parker, Syracuse's Tyler Ennis have been top freshmen in the nation
  3. ^ Arguably nation’s most valuable freshman, Tyler Ennis leads No. 2 Syracuse
  4. ^ 2014 NBA draft Big Board 6.0
  5. ^ Tyler Ennis of Brampton, ‘best freshman point guard’ for No. 2 Syracuse Orange in NCAA basketball
  6. ^ a b c d "Tyler Ennis - 2013-14 Men's Basketball". Cuse.com. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ Tyler Ennis Recruiting Profile
  8. ^ "Tyler Ennis Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Top 10 National Semifinalists Named for 2014 Men's Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T". NaismithAwards.com. February 28, 2014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "March Madness: Canadian Tyler Ennis leads Syracuse in win". CBC.ca. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ Phoenix Suns select Tyler Ennis with 18th pick in NBA draft
  12. ^ "Suns Sign First-Round Picks T.J. Warren and Tyler Ennis". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Suns rout Lakers 119-99 despite Kobe's 31 points". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 30, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ "2014-15 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Bucks Acquire Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee in Three-Team Trade". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Middleton, Henson lead Bucks to 89-81 win over Nuggets". NBA.com. February 20, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  17. ^ Gardner, Charles F. (November 1, 2015). "Tyler Ennis getting close to returning from shoulder injury". JSOnline.com. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Ennis' big fourth lead Bucks past Grizzlies 96-86". NBA.com. March 17, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Batum scores 25 as Hornets rout Bucks 115-91". NBA.com. March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Rockets Complete Trade with Milwaukee". NBA.com. September 22, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Lakers Acquire Tyler Ennis In Trade with Houson [sic]". NBA.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Tyler Ennis scores 19 points, Lakers top Spurs 102-95". ESPN.com. April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  23. ^ "D'Angelo Russell sinks game-winning 3 after grandmother dies". ESPN.com. April 9, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  24. ^ Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis led FIBA U-19 championship in scoring
  25. ^ "2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship For Men – Canada". FIBA.com. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  26. ^ The NBA Draft Day Journey of Tyler Ennis: Coming of Age
  27. ^ Macur, Juliet (2017-03-26). "Old Man on the Ducks: Dylan Ennis Takes the Long Way to the Final Four". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  28. ^ Ebner, David (August 28, 2015). "Canada's quest for elite basketball status begins in Toronto". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 

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