Villanova Basketball Preview 2013: Dylan Ennis

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As we creep closer to the exhibition game vs. West Chester, we will be previewing the roster on a player-by-player basis. Next up is sophomore guard Dylan Ennis.

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario, CAN

High School: Lake Forest Academy

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 192

2012-13 Stat Line

MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2011-12 Stat Line (Rice)

MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
26.5 97 223 .435 29 82 .354 75 113 .664 151 144 21 37 61 90 298

Dylan Ennis was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team for a solid freshman season in 2011-12, where he recorded a Rice record for assists by a freshman while averaging 8.5 points per game. The under-recruited Canadian guard was a standout at Rice University, but decided after his freshman season to seek a transfer to another school, which led him to Villanova.

The Canadian redshirt sophomore is probably the best all-around athlete for the Wildcats. He spent all of last season working out and practicing with the team, which should allow him to be more advanced in terms of team chemistry and strategy than a freshman joining the team would be.

Ennis has shown massive leaping ability and the ability to shoot the ball, but his tendency appears to be setting up his teammates before taking it to the rack himself. During his summer efforts playing with the Jamaican Men's National Team, he started for the senior squad and led the team in dimes, but his scoring wasn't always impressive. That tendency will come in handy for Villanova this season, when he shares the court with JayVaughn Pinkston, Ryan Arcidiacono and the other weapons in Nova's arsenal.

Best Case Scenario: Ennis could step up to become a starter or key reserve to run the point and distribute the ball to his teammates. The Villanova offense would have a floor general to help make it run more efficiently. The defense would have an athletic and energetic body to execute as well.

Worst Case Scenario: Ennis comes off of the bench and never really gets enough minutes to make an impact as the coaching staff sticks with Chennault and Arcidiacono. He struggles to adjust to the defensive scheme and ends the season leaving much room to improve.

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The Wisdom of Crowds Returns

We are pleased to return our Wisdom of Crowds experiment for the 2013-2014 season. In this series, we ask that you consider the points raised in our player preview and your own personal insights and instincts to predict the points per game each scholarship player on the roster we score in the upcoming season.

Dylan Ennis is redshirt sophomore, playing his first season of Villanova basketball. Playing as a true freshman at Rice, he started 27 games, averaged 26.5 MPG scoring 8.5 PPG shooting 43.5 FG%, 35.4 3FG% and 66.4 FT%.

What do you think the upcoming season holds for Dylan? Use the voting buttons below to predict the points per game you think he will score this year. We'd love to understand your thinking, so try to post a comment to tell us how you arrived at your prediction.

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