Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Incoming Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis went off for 42 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists Saturday as Canada beat China, 110-100 in triple-overtime, at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague.
The 6-foot-2 Ennis shot 15-for-34 from the field despite battling the flu.
“Tyler put on a one-for-the-ages-performance,” Canada coach Roy Rana told SNY.tv by text.
“He willed his team to victory and showed why he is a special, next-level talent.”
The former St. Benedict’s Prep star leads the tournament in scoring at 22.6 points per game.
Canada was coming off a 109-67 loss to the U.S. in the quarterfinals Friday in which Ennis managed just 11 points on 5-for-14 shooting.
**Here’s the SNY video documentary on Ennis.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.