Update 2: Boeheim's comments on Ennis's decision were short, sweet and Boeheimesque.
"He did a great job here. We're very proud of him. We'll move on.''
Update 1: Cuse.com has made it official.
"I'd like to thank Coach Boeheim, the coaching staff, my teammates and the amazing fans of Syracuse for the opportunity to play at a great university like Syracuse," said Ennis. "I feel this experience has helped prepare me to fulfill my lifelong dream – to play in the NBA."
Original: A day after we saw quotes from Tyler Ennis's Dad talking about his son's time at Syracuse in the past tense, the freshman point guard made the official decision and will forgo the rest of his college career for a shot at NBA millions, per Jeff Goodman.
Syracuse freshman Tyler Ennis will leave for NBA, sources told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 27, 2014
Ennis has been routinely predicted as a lottery pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and his speed, skill, brains and potential seem to make him an obvious selection.
Coming into the season, there were questions and high expectations for the Canadian PG stepping in to replace Michael Carter-Williams. He held his own and then some. Ennis led Syracuse to a 27-5 overall record and a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. He led the ACC in assists (5.5 APG) and steals (2.1) while also averaging 12.4 PPG.
You might think he's not ready. You might think it stinks he can go pro already. You might just want him to stay for selfish reasons. But at the end of the day, like his Dad said, the dream is to play in the NBA. You can't fault a guy for going after his dreams.
Good luck, Tyler. Make us proud.
Jerami Grant, you're up.