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.
PENNINGTON, N.J. — Tyler Ennis, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2013, has eliminated Arizona from his list.
“Yes, too many point guards there,” his father, Tony McIntrye of CIA Bounce, told SNY.tv, confirming a report by ESPN.com.
The 6-foot-3 Ennis continues to consider Syracuse, Memphis and Villanova, among others.
Syracuse is in strong position with both Ennis and St. Benedict’s Prep rising sophomore Isaiah Briscoe.
“It’s always been the closest school to home, so we went out for the Syracuse tournament when I was younger,” Ennis told SNY.tv recently. “That’s pretty much the only school I’ve seen when I was young.”
UCLA also recently offered Ennis, likely figuring that St. Anthony guard Kyle Anderson could be a one-and-done.
“Coach [Ben] Howland called me,” Ennis said. “He was just telling me from my class they’re looking to bring in a point guard because Kyle and Larry Drew’s also there, but he’s a senior.
“I haven’t really looked into it too much, but it’s a good school, a good conference.”
LSU also offered Ennis and CIA Bounce teammate Xavier Rathan-Mayes.
**For the SNY.tv documentary on Ennis, watch here.
Photo: St. Benedict’s Prep
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.