Louisville watching 2013 PG closely

CIA Bounce had a good run in the 16 and under Peach Jam and Tyler Ennis was a huge reason for their success. Now, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals have the talented 2013 point guard on the radar.


He has emerged as one of the premier floor generals in the class of 2013, and now Tyler Ennis is beginning to pick up more attention and draw more coaches to his games. The CIA Bounce point guard put on a show at the Peach Jam, and did so in front of a whole host of college coaches.

"It has been good," said Ennis of his time this summer with CIA Bounce. "We didn't have a tournament to go to big tournaments like the Peach Jam and the Pitt Jam Fest before this summer, so now everybody is getting a chance to see all of the Canadians and how we play."

The Peach Jam was one of the first times that many college coaches had a chance to see him, so the sidelines were packed with assistant and head coaches. Ennis says that numerous schools have offered and let him know that they would be watching him closely this summer.

"Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Louisville, and Kansas said they would be watching me closely," Ennis explained. "Iowa State, Rutgers, Seton Hall, West Virginia, Oregon State, Santa Clara and Rice have all offered."

While at this point Ennis doesn't have a short list or a standout school, he does feel honored to have so much attention, and it is proving to him that all of the time he is putting in, in the gym isn't going unnoticed.

"It just shows me that my hard work is paying off," Ennis said of all the recruiting attention. "I have been waiting to get the exposure, and now hopefully I will continue to play well and get more offers."

For Ennis his sophomore year at Newark (NJ) St. Benedict's was a successful one, but there was a coaching change following the year. With that many of his teammates decided to leave, but Ennis now plans on sticking it out and staying at the school.

"I decided to stay to see what I can do," explained Ennis. "Also we are getting some new young talent, so it should be good."

For now the No. 52 prospect in the nation is going to continue to work hard, and as the summer goes into the fall, his phone is sure to be very busy with coaches trying to get involved in his recruitment.


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