At this time of year guards with a combination of Division I experience and immediate eligibility become incredibly popular prospects, and that’s been the case for former Villanova guard Dylan Ennis. Due to graduate this spring Ennis, who was a solid contributor on a team that won the Big East regular season and tournament titles, will be able to play immediately in 2015-16.
Wednesday evening it was reported by ESPN.com that Ennis has trimmed his list of possible schools to three: Baylor, Illinois and Oregon and is looking to make visits next week. In announcing his decision to leave Villanova, one of Ennis’ desires was to land at a school where he’d get the opportunity to spend the majority of his time on the ball as opposed to playing off of it.
In the case of Baylor, the Bears return rising seniors Lester Medford and Austin Mills with the latter playing sparingly last season and Miami transfer Manu Lecomte will have to sit out the 2015-16 season per NCAA transfer rules. As for Illinois, the Fighting Illini return Tracy Abrams (who missed all of last year with a torn ACL), Jaylon Tate and Kendrick Nunn as players who can handle the basketball.
Oregon has the youngest rotation when it comes to available ball-handling options, with Casey Benson and Ahmaad Rories being sophomores and Kendall Small and Tyler Dorsey (who will see most of his time at the two) being freshmen.