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Syracuse freshman Tyler Ennis will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft

Tyler Ennis is a projected first-rounder who could be picked in the lottery. (USATSI)
Tyler Ennis is a projected first-rounder who could be picked in the lottery. (USATSI)

Ennis was a borderline top-25 prospect coming out of high school who flourished in one season while leading the Orange to a 25-0 start. The 6-foot-2 point guard averaged 12.9 points, 5.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 35.7 minutes per game. He's projected as a first-round lock who could go in the lottery. He's listed 19th in this mock draft.

Syracuse's season ended Saturday with a loss to Dayton.

The Orange finished 28-6.

Now coach Jim Boeheim will wait on a decision from Jerami Grant. The 6-8 forward is, like Ennis, a projected first-round pick. He averaged 12.1 points and 6.8 rebounds this season.


Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for CBSSports.com and frequent contributor to the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts the highest-rated sports talk radio show -- The Gary Parrish Show -- in the history of Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two children and a dog.
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