Suns select Syracuse PG Ennis with No. 18 pick

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns selected point guard Tyler Ennis of Syracuse with the 18th pick in Thursday night's draft.

The selection came even though the Suns have a dynamic point guard duo in Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe. Bledsoe, though, is about to become a restricted free agent and will be due a big contract.

The 19-year-old Ennis played just one season at Syracuse, averaging 12.9 points and 5.5 assists per game.

Ennis, at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, he ranked third in the nation with a 3.60 assist to turnover ratio.

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