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Boeheim Says Ennis Could’ve Used Another Year in College

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EnnisIt doesn’t sound like Jim Boeheim is all that pleased with Tyler Ennis’s decision to go one-and-done.

Speaking Friday morning on SportsCenter, the Syracuse coach said Ennis could’ve used another year in college.

“I think he’s a great college player,” Boeheim said. “I think physically he probably could’ve used another year. A little bit different than Dion Waiters who I had a couple of years ago who left. I think Dion was physically better, more physically ready.

“I think when you go to the NBA you need to be as physically ready as you can be. So I think Tyler could’ve benefitted from another year, but certainly he’s a tremendous player and a very, very smart point guard. And I think the one thing I think is point guard is probably the hardest position to break into in the NBA, it’s a very difficult position, but he’s got the skillset to do that. It’s just a question of him landing in the right place.”

The 6-foot-2 Ennis declared for the Draft on March 27 and is expected to go in the lottery. Toronto Raptors TV announcer and fellow Canadian Leo Rautins previously told he believes Ennis is ready for the NBA.

Kaleb Joseph is set to take over the point at Syracuse next year, and his high school coach praised him in this interview with

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. 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.