Canadian homecoming for Syracuse rookie Tyler Ennis

Tyler Ennis starts his U.S. college career with Syracuse with games in Canada. (Stan Behal/QMI...

Tyler Ennis starts his U.S. college career with Syracuse with games in Canada. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency/Files)

MIKE KOREEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:04 AM ET

OTTAWA - In the past five NBA drafts, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has seen three Orange guards go in the top 11 picks.

If all goes according to plan, Canadian rookie point guard Tyler Ennis will be going down a similar path as Jonny Flynn (sixth overall, Minnesota Timberwolves, 2009), Dion Waiters (fourth, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2012) and Michael Carter-Williams (11th, Philadelphia 76ers, 2013).

Boeheim, who plans to start the Brampton native in the spot vacated by Carter-Williams, believes the New Jersey prep school graduate is capable of following in the footsteps of three of his predecessors. He'll start his college career in his home country as the Orange begins its quest to try to get back to the Final Four with two games in Montreal and two games in Ottawa this week.


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