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.
NEW YORK — Tyler Ennis has only been at St. Benedict’s Prep for a few weeks, but he’s already made a big splash.
The 6-foot-2 Canadian sophomore point guard has pulled interest from Kentucky, Florida, Arizona State, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Virginia Tech.
“Rutgers offered,” he said at halftime of the Notre Dame-St. John’s game, which he’s attending with assistant coach Billy Diamond and a group of teammates.
Seton Hall also offered, Diamond said.
Asked how all the attention felt, he said, “It feels good because that’s what I’ve been waiting for since I started high school.”
After consulting with Texas freshman, fellow Canadian and former St. Ben’s star Tristan Thompson, Ennis transferred to St. Benedict’s midseason and quickly dished 14 assists in a win over The Peddie School.
“They were looking for a pure point and that’s what I am so it’s a good fit,” Ennis said.
He played well against St. Patrick last week at Kean University, scoring 14 points and dishing 4 assists, in front of Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua, Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, Rutgers head coach Mike Rice, Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and St. Joe’s coach Phil Martelli.RELATED CONTENT**St. Benedict’s adjusting under McLeod**Gilchrist dominates as St. Pat’s downs St. Ben’s
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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.