Update 2: The school has officially released a statement on Ennis’ intentions to enter the NBA Draft. SU student Andrew Pregler provided a screenshot.
Here’s the SU release just sent out about Tyler Ennis going pro. pic.twitter.com/rNWBFQPfGH
— Andrew Pregler (@acpregler) March 27, 2014
Update: According to Adam Zagoria of SNY, Ennis’ father, Tony McIntyre, confirmed the news this afternoon.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 27, 2014
Earlier: According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Syracuse standout freshman point guard Tyler Ennis will leave the Orange to enter this year’s NBA Draft. Ennis’ decision comes less than a week after SU was ousted from the NCAA Tournament by Dayton.
Syracuse freshman Tyler Ennis will leave for NBA, sources told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 27, 2014
Ennis averaged 12.9 points and 5.5 assists per game in his one year with the Orange. He led Syracuse to a 25-0 start and a second place finish in the ACC. He is projected by most scouts to be a late lottery pick in the draft.
SU fans will now turn their attention to Jerami Grant, who also has a decision to make regarding next season. Should he also leave for the NBA, the Orange would lose three starters (including senior C.J. Fair) from this past season’s squad.