Ennis high on radar

Five-star point guard Tyler Ennis has had a lot of schools coming in to see him this fall.

For Tyler Ennis this was a dream summer. His CIA Bounce team won the 16-and under championship in Orlando, and also he burst onto the national scene as one of the best players in the 2013 class. Now the native Canadian is getting significant recruiting attention.

"We won it in Orlando and we went far in the Peach Jam and also made it to the semi finals and finals of a lot of tournaments and we were all seen so that was good," said Ennis. "Me personally I got a lot more looks from coaches."

Along with getting looks from coaches, Ennis also saw his stock soar in the rankings. Currently he comes in as the No. 24 ranked player. For Ennis that means something to him.

"It means a lot," said Ennis. "Last year or two years ago the only people who saw me play were from Canada. I always felt I was one of the best players and it feels good to get the recognition now."

For now though Ennis is focused on his team at Newark (NJ) St. Benedict's, and also his recruitment. Recently a lot of big name schools have been in to see him.

"We have had a bunch of coaches," Ennis explained. "Georgetown, Virginia, Arizona, TCU, Louisville, Kansas, Miami, and many others have been in so far."

In terms of making some unofficial visits, Ennis knows that they will be coming shortly. He just isn't sure of every location at this point in time.

"I know I will go to a few Midnight Madness events," said Ennis. "Right now my dad wants me to go to Midnight Madness at Georgetown. That is the only one that is set right now."

About the trip to Georgetown, Ennis said, "They offered me last month, and they are recruiting Isaiah Briscoe from my high school team, so me and him are going on the visit together. We would like to play on the same team in college, so we are going to take that visit together."

Another school showing significant interest in Ennis is Arizona. The Wildcat staff has been in touch with him frequently and is showing a lot of attention.

"Coach Book (Richardson) has been in to watch me workout and I have talked to Coach (Joe) Pasternack and Coach (Sean) Miller a lot as well," explained Ennis. "I have a high interest in them."

Also he has been hearing from Louisville quite a bit, "Coach (Rick) Pitino has communicated with my father a lot. I also will communicate with Coach (Richard) Pitino and Coach (Wyking) Jones a lot. They seem look good guys."

Currently Ennis isn't close to coming to a decision, but when the time comes he does know what he will be looking for in a school.

"The main thing for me is if the coach has a good history of developing guards," explained Ennis. "Also it has to be a team that wins and gets to the tournament every year. Beyond that I want to go to a school with other good recruits, some good big men, and things like that."


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