As the Rev. Paul Revere poetically waxed the other day, it’s about time Tyler Ennis begin getting some recognition as not only one of America’s best freshman, but one of the best players period.
In a year dominated by names like Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker, Marcus Smart and others, it’s Ennis who has helped (along with senior C.J. Fair) lead undefeated Syracuse to the number one ranked squad in the country. And he’s doing so with an unreal 5.7-to-1.4 assist-to-turnover ratio with a smorgasbord of timely plays that aren’t always top 10 nominees.
This one, however, was.
Last night, with the Orange down one on the road against No. 25 Pittsburgh, the youngin’ from Brampton, Ontario – who finished with 13 points and five assists – traveled the length of the court through traffic in 4.4 seconds drilling a desperation three at the buzzer.
Quiet as kept, too, the ‘Cuse have played in arguably two of the crazier games of the season in the past two weeks (the other being the overtime thriller versus Duke February 1). Smell that? That’s March Madness and the scent of freshly printed brackets on the horizon.