"Sitting out is going to be tough for me," Ennis said. "I’m a competitor, and I don’t think I’ve missed a game in my life. It will give me a chance to get a different view on the game, sitting back and seeing things my teammates are good at and what they have to work on. I think I’ll be able to learn a lot more about my teammates. I’ll still be practicing with them, but I get to watch and see their tendencies and everything like that.
"The coaching staff made it clear that when the team travels and I can’t, I’ll still be back here working out, getting shots up, so it’s going to feel like time to get better, not time to slack off."