While plenty of incoming college basketball freshmen are enjoying their summer in the sun, Kansas freshman Tristan Enaruna is taking a more competitive approach. He’s currently representing the Netherlands in the FIBA Under-18 European Championship, and is doing a very good job.
To date, Enaruna has led the team in scoring in each of their three group stage games. He had 16 points and seven rebounds in a loss to Spain, 29 points in a win over Croatia, and a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double against Finland.
Enaruna’s strong play in the group stage allowed Netherlands to advance to the Round of 16 in the tournament. They are scheduled to play Slovenia today and would play Great Britain tomorrow if they win.
Vuurst de Vries is cooking, keep bringing the sauce 🔥. @K_vuurst has already 10 dimes along with 20 PTS and @jamiebergens is feeling good about it too! #FIBAU18Europe@Basketball_NED 🇳🇱 @OranjeBasketbal 🇳🇱
— FIBA (@FIBA) July 28, 2019
247Sports rates Enaruna as a four-star prospect the No. 62 overall recruit in the country. He is the No. 15 small forward in the nation, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Utah.
KUSports writer Matt Tait noted that Enaruna has received extensive minutes on the court, and indicates that he could be prepared for a heavy workload this coming season.
Enaruna announced his commitment to the Jayhawks back in May. He is one of five players in a Kansas class that ranks No. 15 in the country by 247Sports.
It would be quite an accomplishment if Enaruna can walk onto the Kansas campus with a gold medal around his neck.