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Tyler Cameron Ennis McIntyre (born August 24, 1994[1]) is a Canadian professional basketball player who last played for Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for Syracuse University, where he was considered one of the top freshmen in 2013–14.[2][3][4] He was drafted 18th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2014 NBA draft.

Tyler Ennis
Tyler Ennis Fenerbahçe Basketball Media Day 20180925 (1).jpg
Ennis with Fenerbahçe in 2018
Free agent
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1994-08-24) August 24, 1994 (age 25)
Brampton, Ontario
NationalityCanadian
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeSyracuse (2013–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014–2015Phoenix Suns
2014–2015Bakersfield Jam
20152016Milwaukee Bucks
2016–2017Houston Rockets
20172018Los Angeles Lakers
2018–2019Fenerbahçe
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2014)
  • ACC All-Freshmen team (2014)
  • ACC All-Defensive team (2014)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2013)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

Ennis attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. Prior to heading south to St. Benedict's, Ennis attended Cardinal Newman Catholic Elementary School in Brampton, Ontario and Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School in Etobicoke, Ontario.[5] In his junior year in 2011–12, Ennis led St. Benedict's, coached by Mark Taylor, to a school-record 35 victories and the No. 2 ranking in New Jersey. He was named the Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year while averaging 14.6 points and 7.1 assists per game. In his senior year in 2012–13, the Gray Bees finished with a record of 31-2 as Ennis was honored as the Star-Ledger Prep Player of the Year and earned All-Prep First Team recognition after averaging 20 points, 6.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game.[6]

Considered a five-star recruit by ESPN.com, Ennis was listed as the No. 5 point guard and the No. 20 player in the nation in 2013.[7]

College careerEdit

In his freshman season at Syracuse in 2013–14, Ennis was named to the 2014 All-ACC second team, All-ACC Freshmen Team, and All-ACC Defensive Team. In 34 games, he averaged 12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.1 steals in 35.7 minutes per game.[6][8]

On February 28, 2014, Ennis was named one of the ten semi-finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year.[9]

Ennis helped lead the Syracuse Orange past Western Michigan in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament,[10] but missed a three-pointer at the buzzer of the following game that would have taken Syracuse past Dayton and into the Sweet Sixteen.

Professional careerEdit

Phoenix Suns (2014–2015)Edit

On June 26, 2014, Ennis was selected with the 18th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.[11] He later joined the Suns for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On August 8, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Suns.[12] He made his NBA debut on October 29 in the Suns' season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers, recording two points, three assists and one block in a 119–99 win.[13] During his rookie season with the Suns, Ennis received multiple assignments to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.[14]

Milwaukee Bucks (2015–2016)Edit

On February 19, 2015, Ennis was traded, along with Miles Plumlee, to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-team deal involving the Philadelphia 76ers; as part of the deal, the Bucks also received Michael Carter-Williams from Philadelphia, while Phoenix received Brandon Knight and Kendall Marshall from Milwaukee and Philadelphia received a future first-round pick from Phoenix.[15] The next day, Ennis made his debut for the Bucks, recording four points and two assists off the bench in 89–81 win over the Denver Nuggets.[16]

In May 2015, Ennis underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.[17]

On March 17, 2016, Ennis recorded career highs of 13 points and five rebounds in the Bucks' 96–86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.[18] Nine days later, he recorded nine points and a career-high 12 assists in a 115–91 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.[19]

Houston Rockets (2016–2017)Edit

On September 22, 2016, Ennis was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Michael Beasley.[20]

Los Angeles Lakers (2017–2018)Edit

On February 23, 2017, Ennis was traded, along with the draft rights to Brad Newley, to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Marcelo Huertas.[21] On April 5, 2017, in his first start of the season, Ennis scored a career-high 19 points in place of injured starter D'Angelo Russell to lead the Lakers to a 102–95 win over the San Antonio Spurs.[22] He surpassed that mark four days later, scoring 20 points in a 110–109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[23]

On July 26, 2017, Ennis re-signed with the Lakers.[24] On December 31, 2017, Ennis scored 20 points in a 148–142 double overtime loss to the Houston Rockets.[25] On April 8, 2018, he scored a career-high 22 points in a 112–97 loss to the Utah Jazz. He shot 9 of 18 from the field, made three steals and played 28 minutes off the bench.[26]

On June 28, 2018, Ennis was waived by the Lakers.[27]

Fenerbahçe (2018–2019)Edit

On July 19, 2018, Ennis signed a two-year deal with the Turkish club Fenerbahçe.[28] In his first four games, he averaged 11.8 minutes and 6.7 points per game. Ennis suffered a severe ankle injury in a game on October 21 and was taken to the hospital.[29] On July 1, 2019, Ennis was released from the Turkish club.

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

ProfessionalEdit

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Phoenix 8 0 7.3 .429 .333 1.000 .9 1.8 .0 .3 2.8
2014–15 Milwaukee 25 1 14.1 .350 .270 .600 1.1 2.4 .7 .1 4.0
2015–16 Milwaukee 46 7 14.2 .449 .333 .735 1.6 2.1 .5 .0 4.5
2016–17 Houston 31 0 6.3 .391 .375 .667 .6 1.1 .2 .0 1.9
2016–17 L.A. Lakers 22 2 17.8 .451 .389 .864 1.2 2.4 .9 .1 7.7
2017–18 L.A. Lakers 54 11 12.6 .420 .250 .759 1.8 1.9 .6 .2 4.1
Career 186 21 12.6 .419 .317 .768 1.3 1.9 .5 .1 4.2
PlayoffsEdit
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015 Milwaukee 1 0 16.0 .222 .200 4.0 3.0 .0 .0 5.0
Career 1 0 16.0 .222 .200 4.0 3.0 .0 .0 5.0
EuroLeagueEdit
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2018–19 Fenerbahçe 3 0 10.2 .778 1.000 .667 .7 1.0 .3 .0 6.3 6.7
Career 3 0 10.2 .778 1.000 .667 .7 1.0 .3 .0 6.3 6.7

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Syracuse 34 34 35.7 .411 .353 .765 3.4 5.5 2.1 0.2 12.9

National team careerEdit

Ennis played for the Canadian men's national basketball team at the 2012 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, winning a bronze medal, and at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, leading the tournament in scoring with 20.9 points per game.[30] In the 2012 tournament, he was a teammate of fellow college standout and eventual #1 pick of the 2014 NBA draft, Andrew Wiggins.[31]

Personal lifeEdit

Ennis is the son of Tony McIntyre and Suzette Ennis McIntyre.[6] He has five siblings: Brandon, Dylan, Brittany, Dominique, and Tyylon.[32] His father works full-time as Director of Basketball Operations at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ontario and helped create Ontario's CIA Bounce AAU program in 2004.[33] His brother, Dylan, played college basketball for Oregon and Villanova.[34] Ennis' family has Jamaican heritage.[35] Ennis also played lacrosse as a child, where he was teammates with current Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan.[36]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tyler Ennis McIntyre's profile". FIBA.com. Archived from the original on March 11, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Duke's Jabari Parker, Syracuse's Tyler Ennis have been top freshmen in the nation
  3. ^ Arguably nation’s most valuable freshman, Tyler Ennis leads No. 2 Syracuse Archived 2014-01-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 2014 NBA draft Big Board 6.0
  5. ^ Tyler Ennis of Brampton, ‘best freshman point guard’ for No. 2 Syracuse Orange in NCAA basketball
  6. ^ a b c "Tyler Ennis - 2013-14 Men's Basketball". Cuse.com. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  7. ^ Tyler Ennis Recruiting Profile
  8. ^ "Tyler Ennis Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  9. ^ "Top 10 National Semifinalists Named for 2014 Men's Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T". NaismithAwards.com. February 28, 2014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "March Madness: Canadian Tyler Ennis leads Syracuse in win". CBC.ca. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  11. ^ Phoenix Suns select Tyler Ennis with 18th pick in NBA draft
  12. ^ "Suns Sign First-Round Picks T.J. Warren and Tyler Ennis". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  13. ^ "Suns rout Lakers 119-99 despite Kobe's 31 points". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 30, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  14. ^ "2014-15 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. ^ "Bucks Acquire Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee in Three-Team Trade". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  16. ^ "Middleton, Henson lead Bucks to 89-81 win over Nuggets". NBA.com. February 20, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  17. ^ Gardner, Charles F. (November 1, 2015). "Tyler Ennis getting close to returning from shoulder injury". JSOnline.com. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  18. ^ "Ennis' big fourth lead Bucks past Grizzlies 96-86". NBA.com. March 17, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  19. ^ "Batum scores 25 as Hornets rout Bucks 115-91". NBA.com. March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  20. ^ "Rockets Complete Trade with Milwaukee". NBA.com. September 22, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  21. ^ "Lakers Acquire Tyler Ennis In Trade with Houson [sic]". NBA.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  22. ^ "Tyler Ennis scores 19 points, Lakers top Spurs 102-95". ESPN.com. April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  23. ^ "D'Angelo Russell sinks game-winning 3 after grandmother dies". ESPN.com. April 9, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  24. ^ "Lakers Sign Tyler Ennis". NBA.com. July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  25. ^ "Paul helps Rockets to 148-142 win over Lakers in double OT". ESPN.com. December 31, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  26. ^ "Jazz clinch playoff spot in crowded Western Conference". ESPN.com. April 8, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  27. ^ "Lakers Waive Tyler Ennis". NBA.com. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  28. ^ "Tyler Ennis joins Fenerbahce". euroleague.net. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  29. ^ Carlson, Chris (October 21, 2018). "Former Syracuse star Tyler Ennis taken to hospital after scary injury (report)". The Post-Standard. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  30. ^ Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis led FIBA U-19 championship in scoring
  31. ^ "2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship For Men – Canada". FIBA.com. Archived from the original on March 11, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  32. ^ "TYLER ENNIS". nba.com. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  33. ^ The NBA Draft Day Journey of Tyler Ennis: Coming of Age
  34. ^ Macur, Juliet (2017-03-26). "Old Man on the Ducks: Dylan Ennis Takes the Long Way to the Final Four". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  35. ^ Ebner, David (August 28, 2015). "Canada's quest for elite basketball status begins in Toronto". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  36. ^ "How NHL's Monahan, NBA's Ennis honed skills on same lacrosse team - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2018-09-17.

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