July 29, 2010
BC Searching for Talent North of the Border
Dylan Ennis was born and bred in Canada, so when he had to leave the country for New York City, it came as the biggest obstacle in the young man's life. Ennis attended school in the Bronx.
"My uncle had to move to Long Island before I got there," he said. "I had to take the bus to and from school every day."
It took Ennis three hours in the morning to get to school and three hours going home as he would have days when he left for school at five in the morning and not get home until eleven thirty at night.
"It was a very tough situation for me," said Ennis. "It made me a stronger person on and off the court though."
This has led the leader to help run his Team Takeover Canada squad to new heights.
Ennis is a 6-foot-1 point guard who attends Lake Forest High School in Illinois, but is originally from Canada. He is a leader all around.
"Being the point guard on the floor, I feel like I have to do everything it takes for my team to get the win," Dylan said.
Ennis has range from deep and even has a mid-range game as well. What stands out about Ennis is his Basketball IQ and court vision. In the open court, the Canadian is unstoppable as he can push the ball and make plays with his vision all around the court.
Ennis needs to improve on his defense as he wants to improve in that category and become a lock down defender especially for college.
As a rising senior, schools from high to mid-major levels are all over him.
"I have offers from Creighton, Charlotte, UNC-Willmington, Iona, Charleston, Wagner, St. Bonaventure, Nebraska, Akron, Santa Clara, Northern Iowa and Northeastern," he said.
On top of that, Ennis is drawing interest from "North Dakota State, NJIT, Loyola Chicago, Xavier, UNLV, Buffalo, Virginia, Wisconsin, Boston College, Bradley, Clemson and George Mason."
He has plans of cutting down his list "to five schools hopefully around September or October." As far as committing, Ennis hopes to commit sometime in November during the early signing period.
As Boston College has shown interest, Dylan is quite interested in the school. "I haven't visited yet but I plan to," he stated. "They have contacted me a few times but usually their staff talks to my coach."
Although there has not been as much contact from BC as other schools, the standout point guard is still fond of the school.
"I love their conference and schedule," Ennis said. "They have an upbeat tempo and freedom at the point guard position, which really attracts me." Dylan also likes "the whole new coaching staff." Ennis proclaims that a fresh start is always good in his eyes.
While he has been extremely busy with hoops, Ennis and his father will sit down together and plan out some visits for the end of the summer. With an upbeat mentality and very high skill set, Dylan Ennis is one of the most underrated players in the country. Colleges are starting to take notice of the Canadian gone American.
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