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Tyler Ennis selected by Phoenix Suns with No. 18 pick in 2014 NBA Draft

Yet another Canadian is taken in the first round as Ennis will join with the up-and-coming Suns.

The Phoenix Suns have selected Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis, one of the top point guards in the 2014 NBA Draft, with the No. 18 pick.

Ennis is another member of the wave of Canadian talent in this draft. The 6’2 point guard had a solid freshman campaign at Syracuse, manning the point for an Orange squad that started 25-0. Ennis made a name for himself as a clutch performer during the streak, hitting numerous big shots in close games.

On the season, Ennis averaged 12.9 points, 5.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds. He did struggle with his shot at times, shooting just 41.1 percent overall and 35.3 percent from long range. However, his ability to effectively create offense for others while taking care of the ball as a freshman makes his future promising.

Ennis also has nice defensive potential, as he averaged over 2.1 steals at Syracuse and boasts a wingspan over 6’7. However, the point guard will have to adapt to man-to-man defensive techniques at the next level after playing in Syracuse’s zone defense.