If you're a Syracuse Orange basketball fan looking for something to over analyze this summer, because the hoops season is too far away and YOU NEED TO OVER ANALYZE SOMETHING!!, soon-to-be freshman guard Tyler Ennis is giving you just what you're looking for.
Competing in the under-19 World Championships for Canada, Ennis is lighting up the stat sheets, especially in the scoring column where he's leading the tournament at 24.8 points per game. Ennis' impressive performances, however, are coming mainly in losing efforts, as Monday he netted 28 points on 12-of-23 shooting in a Eighth Final Round loss to Lithuania.
At 1-3 overall, and with only a few more games to play, the most recent coming Tuesday morning against Iran, the Great White North seem destined to be knocked out after this round of play. Depending on what side of the Syracuse fan spectrum you're on, you look at this as an impressive performance by Ennis or a sign of the Syracuse basketball Apocalypse.
Before you take the side of the latter, know that Ennis is averaging 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game and shooting over 50-percent from the floor. He is also 13-of-16 from the free-throw line and is averaging 2.25 steals per game.
Also, before you go ahead and spew your criticism, remember that the Orange will need to find someway to replace three of their top four scorers from last season.
So, if I were you, I'd hold off over analyzing anything about Ennis' game and enjoy him killing it on a global stage. However, this is a free forum. Spew if you must.