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Canada Has Arrived

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Canada Has Arrived

Tyler Ennis (Photo via msgvarsity.com)

Usually when anyone mentions basketball in Canada, it's to say something like "Hey, Mark hurt his knee going for a layup in his driveway again. Good thing we've got free health care!" That's all starting to change. Canadian Andrew Wiggins is the top ranked prospect in the nation, and he dropped 19 points for the East national squad on Saturday night. Jamal Murray, another Canadian, scored 24 points and was named co-MVP of the International game. But the northerner who really made a name for himself at the Jordan Brand Classic was East point guard Tyler Ennis. Ennis dropped six dimes and scored 14 points, making a strong case for MVP as he zig-zagged through the lane to set up teammates or drop in twisting layups. The 6'2" kid, who played high school ball in Newark, N.J., will be replacing Michael Carter-Williams at Syracuse. Orange fans should be jumping out of their seats with excitement to watch Ennis lead their team next season.

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Tyler Ennis (Photo via msgvarsity.com)

Usually when anyone mentions basketball in Canada, it's to say something like "Hey, Mark hurt his knee going for a layup in his driveway again. Good thing we've got free health care!" That's all starting to change. Canadian Andrew Wiggins is the top ranked prospect in the nation, and he dropped 19 points for the East national squad on Saturday night. Jamal Murray, another Canadian, scored 24 points and was named co-MVP of the International game. But the northerner who really made a name for himself at the Jordan Brand Classic was East point guard Tyler Ennis. Ennis dropped six dimes and scored 14 points, making a strong case for MVP as he zig-zagged through the lane to set up teammates or drop in twisting layups. The 6'2" kid, who played high school ball in Newark, N.J., will be replacing Michael Carter-Williams at Syracuse. Orange fans should be jumping out of their seats with excitement to watch Ennis lead their team next season.


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