Phoenix Snags Tyler Ennis With 18th Pick

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by Matt Petersen

The Suns didn't have to wait long for their second chance in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. They waited even less time to snap up the player they wanted.

Phoenix selected Tyler Ennis with the 18th overall pick, a move that strengthens the Suns' already talented backcourt. The Syracuse speedster averaged 12.9 points, 5.5 assists and 2.1 steals for the Orange in his senior season while exhibiting clutch play in close games.

Ennis worked out for Phoenix last week, where he turned heads with his pure point guard ability.

"He doesn’t try to really push things in terms of forcing things,” said Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek. “He just takes what’s given. He’s got great reads. He pulls guys to him and then makes a pass. At the point guard position, that’s what you’re looking for.”