Boeheim Says Ennis Could’ve Used Another Year in College

EnnisIt doesn’t sound like Jim Boeheim is all that pleased with Tyler Ennis’s decision to go one-and-done.

Speaking Friday morning on SportsCenter, the Syracuse coach said Ennis could’ve used another year in college.

“I think he’s a great college player,” Boeheim said. “I think physically he probably could’ve used another year. A little bit different than Dion Waiters who I had a couple of years ago who left. I think Dion was physically better, more physically ready.

“I think when you go to the NBA you need to be as physically ready as you can be. So I think Tyler could’ve benefitted from another year, but certainly he’s a tremendous player and a very, very smart point guard. And I think the one thing I think is point guard is probably the hardest position to break into in the NBA, it’s a very difficult position, but he’s got the skillset to do that. It’s just a question of him landing in the right place.”

The 6-foot-2 Ennis declared for the Draft on March 27 and is expected to go in the lottery. Toronto Raptors TV announcer and fellow Canadian Leo Rautins previously told SNY.tv he believes Ennis is ready for the NBA.

Kaleb Joseph is set to take over the point at Syracuse next year, and his high school coach praised him in this interview with SNY.tv.

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106 comments
KBshowfan18
KBshowfan18

@AdamZagoria Where was the story when JB told Pearl, Owens, Flynn, Waiters and MCW to go to the draft and not return to college?

Commish21
Commish21

@AdamZagoria Boeheim is spot on. He isn't developed enough physically and has a suspect J. No wonder the NBA is so watered down

kbraptor
kbraptor

@NunesMagician completely agree. is mentally ready, but not physically there yet. all depends on where he lands, right team can groom him

BigTLong
BigTLong

@AdamZagoria why of course he did. One more year to win Boeheim games and for scouts to pick him apart.

QueensKid80
QueensKid80

@bomani_jones Howlands a archaic offensive coach and look at the players he sent to the league in spite of him so it's on the players

Na_Na_Nesci
Na_Na_Nesci

@MatthewMcClusky I watched the interview live, boeheim was starting to go off a little on it,then caught himself. He's clearly annoyed by it

DillonVache
DillonVache

@bomani_jones in his interview Boeheim said he needed to work on strength & shooting.. Not defense, seeing as how he led the in steals.

MarkZanetto7
MarkZanetto7

@bomani_jones teams play zone in the NBA, and I'd probably take Coach's word over your sarcastic remarks slugger

Mike Pettigrew
Mike Pettigrew

@DoctorPerna @bomani_jones yea he's a terrible coach, wow you must be a special kind of dumb.  You have no idea how much time and energy he puts into his team.  You don't win nearly 1000 games by "not coaching"...other than everything you said, your post is genius

bomani_jones
bomani_jones

.@MarkZanetto7 love boeheim all you want, but you cannot say his track record of producing good nba players is worth bragging about.

QueensKid80
QueensKid80

@bomani_jones maybe I'm being unfair but I think that was Westbrook improving on his own I do think belein improves players offensively

DillonVache
DillonVache

@bomani_jones my point is u can't wait for an opportunity to knock the zone. (Not that you're wrong about zone compared to man 2 man)

theguy
theguy

Pretty sure Boeheim's job is to win college basketball games, not necessarily 'groom' kids for the NBA. I completely agree that Ennis needs another year of college, just like Fab Melo did and Donte Green among others. Flynn just got drafted by the wrong team. He was 'ready' until the Minnesota debacle and his bad hip.

stevedepaulis
stevedepaulis

@bomani_jones kind of agree, but a starting five of MCW, Waiters, Wes Johnson, Melo, and Onuaku isn't exactly the worst the NBA has to offer

northrockland82
northrockland82

@bomani_jones yo be careful, Boeheim lovers are psychooooo. They get REAL turnt up if you dare speak against him. Regardless of just 1 title

DillonVache
DillonVache

@bomani_jones 99% of what you tweet is great. Worth following. When you get redundant, I'll complain all I want. Keep up the good work.

bomani_jones
bomani_jones

@DillonVache have it your way. i really don’t care. but don’t complain about that which you voluntarily sign up for.

bomani_jones
bomani_jones

@DillonVache well, different discussion in the context of developing nba players. all the same, you don’t have to watch me beat the horse.

bomani_jones
bomani_jones

@DillonVache and you missed my point. which, btw, is valid overall and with respect to the zone. oh well, peace.

stevedepaulis
stevedepaulis

@bomani_jones point is, all collegiate analysis aside, Cuse is at least a top ten school in terms of nba players right now fwiw

stevedepaulis
stevedepaulis

@bomani_jones not saying that, but there probably aren't six or seven schools who can throw a better one out there

bdernulc
bdernulc

@bomani_jones im not a Boeheim apologist and im not saying he does deserve credit because i honestly dont know, it's just interesting to me.

bdernulc
bdernulc

@bomani_jones which, sure, is a numbers thing, but it's just to say that obviously getting drafted at all isnt easy.

bdernulc
bdernulc

@bomani_jones fair, but at the same time, you look at old lists of top 50 prospects out of high school and look how many dont get drafted.

bomani_jones
bomani_jones

@bdernulc i’d say yes if he was taking 3-star prospects and turning them into draft picks. not really the case with him, though.

TrentonJocz
TrentonJocz

@Quack_02 @Im_So_Raw "a playoff game versus the Celtics" so you don't even know which game? Guessing you mean Brad Miller but whatever

Quack_02
Quack_02

@TrentonJocz @Im_So_Raw okay okay 1 quick test, who got fouled in a playoff series againts the celtics and missed freethrows to Tie the gme?

TrentonJocz
TrentonJocz

@Quack_02 Not sure how a GIF would determine one's masculinity but whatever. It's OK to admit you're wrong buddy.

TrentonJocz
TrentonJocz

@Quack_02 Not sure how a GIF who determine one's masculinity but whatever. It's OK to admit you're wrong buddy.