This was a big week for players who entered the 2014 NBA Draft as many of the players traveled to Chicago to take part in the Draft’s combine.
The Syracuse Orange had three representatives at this year’s combine, forward C.J. Fair, forward Jerami Grant and guard Tyler Ennis.
Ennis impressed in a couple ways with his results at the combine. He finished third among all prospects in the shuttle run (2.84 seconds), excelled in his interviews with his maturity and intelligence of the game and his 6’2.5″ height, 6’7.25″ wingspan and weight of 181 pounds have helped him draw comparisons with former lottery pick and Rookie of the Year point guard Damian Lillard when he entered the draft (6’2.75″, 189 lbs., 6’7.75″ wingspan).
Jerami Grant is a player that a lot of scouts had their eye on at the combine because they aren’t sure which position he will be. Listed as a small forward, Grant measured just under 6’8″, a little small for the power forward position, but again proved he can’t shoot consistently by posting the second worst overall shooting numbers out of any player at the combine and worst for his position. What will help his stock are some of his measurements, the 8’11″ standing reach he recorded was second amongst players at his position along with his 7’7.25″ wingspan, which tied him for first with UCLA’s Kyle Anderson at his position and sixth best out of all prospects.
C.J. Fair, the lone senior from Syracuse at the combine, posted average numbers during strength and agility drills, which didn’t help him stick out amongst the rest of the field. As a prospect who is considered to be a late second round or undrafted prospect, Fair didn’t hurt his status nor did he help it.
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