Canadians, like Syracuse's Tyler Ennis, playing well in NCAA

Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis (AFP)

Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis (AFP)

Ryan Wolstat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:32 AM ET

By now, most Canadians know who Andrew Wiggins is.

But what many are missing is that the list of impact Canadians in the NCAA goes well beyond the likely No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and Kansas freshman.

More Canucks than ever have emerged as amongst the best the NCAA has to offer this season. So many, in fact, that we can’t cover them all here. But here’s a sampling:

Leading the way is freshman Tyler Ennis, who has led Syracuse to an 8-0 record, running the show with averages of 12.4 points, 5.1 assists 3.0 steals and 42.1% shooting from three-point range. Ennis is posting more than four assists for every turnover, one of the NCAA’s best ratios.

Orange coach Jim Boeheim took umbrage recently at those who don’t believe the Brampton native is one of the best first-year players in college basketball.

“I think it’s pretty obvious,” Boeheim told reporters.

“I don’t know what people are looking at, but they’re not watching performance, obviously.”


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