Tyler's time: former SU star Ennis prepares for NBA Draft
Tyler Ennis' time has finally arrived.
Ennis, the now former SU point guard who electrified Central New York with his buzzer beaters and clutch shots is about to be a member of an NBA team.
Which team it is though, remains unclear.
We'll find out during the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Ennis, who told me in January when asked about the reports of his NBA stock rising "hopefully, down the road, I'll be able to look at it and be happy with what's going on" seemingly has accomplished that.
Tyler's projections are all over the map, NBADraft.net has him pegged at the 20th pick to Toronto while Draftexpress.com thinks the Chicago Bulls may take Ennis with the 19th pick as an insurance policy to the oft-injured Derrick Rose.
No matter who picks Tyler, Ennis is ready for the moment of a lifetime.
"I think it's going to be surreal up until training camp and the first game, really. You work so hard to get here, you work so hard to get to the college and you kind of have to restart and earn your keep at the college level and I did that. I think I'm going to have to do the same thing at this level. It's going to be hard but I'm ready for the challenge" Ennis said on Wednesday.
For Syracuse fans, it's a sense of pride.
Ennis is essentially a lock to be a first round pick and could even sneak into the lottery. This would mark the third year in a row Syracuse has had a first round pick after Dion Waiters (4th overall, 2012) and Michael Carter-Williams (11th overall, 2013).
Stay tuned to the networks of CNY Central and the CNY Central Mobile App to learn the latest on Tyler Ennis' NBA fate along with fellow former SU stars Jerami Grant and C.J. Fair.