NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts on the sidelines against the Connecticut Huskies during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jim Boeheim has his point guard of the future in five-star Tyler Ennis of St. Benedict's Prep, who committed to Syracuse on Thursday night.
Jim Boeheim has his point guard of the future.
Five-star class of 2013 floor general Tyler Ennis (St. Benedict's Prep, Newark, NJ) picked Syracuse over Louisville, UCLA, Memphis and Illinois on Thursday.
In a move in line with the times, Ennis made the announcement in a YouTube video that was posted on the website of his AAU team.
Ennis, a native of Canada, had been considered a Syracuse lean for quite some time. The desire to remain close to his family, including his brother who plays basketball at Villanova, reportedly played a large part in his decision.
The fact that current Orange point guard Brandon Triche will be a senior this season also helped.
"I picked them because I felt comfortable with the coaching first of all," Ennis told Scout.com. "Also the position that they have for me coming in is going to give me a chance to play a lot as a freshman. I'll be able to make mistakes and not have someone itching down my back my first year."
Ennis is Boeheim's first commitment from the class of 2013. He also joins Andy Rautins and Kris Joseph as Canadian players of note who chose to take their games to Syracuse.