James Ennis, SF, Long Beach State
An athletic, local product, Ennis has grown from junior college transfer to potential second-round pick. He scored 10 points per game as a junior, which jumped to 16.5 points his final season at Long Beach. He’s athletic, strong, quick and has a 6-foot-11 wingspan despite standing only 6-foot-6 without shoes. If Ennis sticks in the NBA early on it will be because of his physical prowess and finishing ability. If does not, it will because his raw skills did not develop enough. Most mock drafts suggest Ennis could go in the last second round.
“While Ennis' game is undeniably raw in terms of his ability to create his own shots, he did make some strides with his ability to put the ball on the floor as a senior, and is capable of making straight-line drives to the basket and even converting on some floaters and runners in the painted area,” wrote Joe Treutlein of Draft Express. “When he can't create his own shot conventionally, he does a great job of pursuing the ball off the rim on the offensive end, being a strong offensive rebounder for a wing with an outstanding second bounce.”
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