Medical Update on Tyler Ennis
Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced that guard Tyler Ennis underwent successful labral repair surgery to his right shoulder today. After consultation with Bucks orthopaedist Dr. Michael Gordon and Dr. David Altcheck from the Hospital for Special Surgery, the procedure was performed this morning in New York.
Ennis was acquired along with Miles Plumlee and Michael Carter-Williams on Feb. 19 in a three-team deal with Phoenix and Philadelphia. In 25 games (one start) this season for Milwaukee, Ennis averaged 4.0 points, 2.4 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game.
NBA Experience: 1st season
18th overall - Phoenix
2014-15 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Had first career double-digit scoring game with 11 points (5-7 FG) in 10 minutes at OKC on 12/14 ... made his NBA debut on 10/29 vs. LAL, recording 2 points and 3 assists in 13 minutes ... the 3 assists were the most by a Suns player in his NBA debut since Shawn Marion in 1999-2000 ... made professional debut as a member of the Suns' Las Vegas Summer League entry ... averaged 4.2 points and team-highs of 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals while starting all 5 of the Suns' games.
COLLEGE ... Played one season at Syracuse in 2013-14, and averaged 12.9 points, 5.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds as a freshman ... named to the All-ACC Second Team, ACC All-Freshman and ACC All-Defensive teams with the Orange, in addition to being named ACC Rookie of the Week five times ... named to the USA Today All-America Second Team and NABC Freshman All-America Team ... led the ACC in assists and steals ... ranked 6th in the nation, and 1st among freshmen, with a 3.60 assist-to-turnover ratio, and 28th in the nation in both assists and steals per game ... scored in double-digits in 26 games ... started all 34 games for Syracuse and only recorded 8 turnovers in the final five minutes of those games, not committing his first in the final five minutes until the 24th game of the season ... helped the Orange to a 25-0 start to the season and a No. 1 national ranking.
INTERNATIONAL ... Led Canada to a sixth-place finish at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, tying the team's best finish at the event ... reached double-figures in eight of nine contests and 20+ points five times, including a tournament-best 42 points in a win against China ... led the competition, which featured five lottery picks in the 2014 NBA Draft, with an average of 20.8 points, including 4.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 18th pick in the NBA Draft on 6/26/14 ... signed with the Suns on 08/08/14 ... acquired on 2/19/15 by the Bucks from the 76ers along with Miles Plumlee (Phoenix) and Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia) in a three-team deal that sent Brandon Knight and Kendall Marshall to the Suns.
PERSONAL ... Full name is Tyler Cameron Ennis ... born in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto ... son of Tony McIntyre and Suzette Ennis McIntyre ... has five siblings, older brothers Brandon and Dylan, and younger sisters Brittany, Dominique and Tyylon ... played in high school at St. Benedict Prep in Newark, N.J., leading the Gray Bees to consecutive State Prep A Championships ... named the Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year in 2011-12, and the Star-Ledger Prep Player of the Year in 2012-13 ... selected to play in both the Jordan Brand Classic and the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic in 2013 ... scored school-record 53 points in a game as a senior.