ESPN’s NBA Draft expert, Chad Ford, was asked about Syracuse Orange point guard Tyler Ennis and if he was a better prospect than former Michigan Wolverines’ point guard Trey Burke, who was the ninth overall pick of the 2013 Draft.
“Probably,” Ford answered. “That’s the take I get from most NBA scouts. I think the analytics support that as well. But it’s debatable.”
The 6’2, 180-pound Ennis averaged 12.9 points, 5.5 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game last season. He shot 41.1% from the field, 35.3% from beyond the arc and 76.5% from the free throw line.
Burke’s numbers were better across the board during the 2012-13 season when he won Player of the Year, but, that was his sophomore campaign. As a freshman, their numbers were very close. He averaged 14.8 points, 4.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game. He shot 43.3% from the field, 34.8% from beyond the arc and 74.4% from the charity stripe.
In his rookie NBA season, he’s averaging 12.4 points, 5.5 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Ennis is currently ranked as the 15th best prospect and is projected to be selected with the 14th overall pick according to Draft Express.