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Draft Prospect - Tyler Ennis

As a Jazz fan, It's no secret we need to drastically improve our PG depth so we don't keep employing the Tinsley's, Watson's and Lucas's of the league.

The top PG prospects in the nation (and Australia) include Dante Exum, Marcus Smart and Tyler Ennis. Each of these players have unique qualities to add to a team. It would be nice to have a PG with some length, as Exum is 6'6, fast and athletic. It would also be nice to have a durable bulldog like Smart who could bring some much needed defense to the table. But just in case we aren't lucky enough to get either of these guys with a top 7 pick, we must not forget Tyler Ennis.

The Syracuse Orange continue to roll, with Tyler Ennis guiding the way as the team's consummate floor general.

He's got 125 assists and 32 turnovers in 757 minutes of action on the year. It's a phenomenal rate—his pure point rating, which measures assists to turnovers relative to each other, is 6.67, good for No. 6 in the country and No. 1 amongst prospects in power conferences.

Ennis is constantly in passing and playmaking mode, yet he's scoring when he needs to. He went for 18 points, five assists and five boards against Wake Forest, and he followed up with 14 points and nine assists in a classic win over Duke.

He might not have that above-the-rim athleticism or explosiveness, but neither did Tony Parker, Steve Nash or Jason Kidd.

Given his elite point guard instincts, 39.1 percent three-point stroke, deadly floater game and physical frame for the position, I wouldn't worry too much about how high he can jump.

With his soft floater, smooth stroke and keen sense of finding his teammates, he kind of reminds me of Steph Curry. No not Seth, Steph. Before you tag me as a blasphemer you need to check out some youtube vids on this kid. He is the same build as Steph. He is very fluid like Steph. Obviously his 3pt% isn't as good, but who's is? Exum mentioned in an article that he doesn't want to play for someone like the Clips where is is overshadowed by CP3. He wants to play now! I wonder how that would work out with him battling for minutes against Burke? Ennis would be the perfect playmaker off the bench. His high soft floater would be ideal for Evans and Co to follow up with a putback dunk. At this point, I would love to draft Parker / Ennis to fill some desperately needed voids.

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