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James Ennis | Forward

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: Long Beach State
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James Ennis, whose NBA rights belong to the Heat, will play in Puerto Rico after Australia's National Basketball League season ends.
James Ennis, whose NBA rights belong to the Heat, will reportedly play in Puerto Rico when Australia's National Basketball League ends. Ennis is in the mix for MVP honors in the eight-team league, averaging 22.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game for the Perth Wildcats. His impressive play can only improve his odds of making Miami's roster next season, especially since the Heat only have six contracts currently on their books for 2014-15. Feb 14 - 10:19 AM
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James Ennis won the Ray Borner Medal during Australian league preseason.

The award is given to the most valuable player in the preseason, which is worth a chuckle. Kidding aside, Ennis playing well overseas this year can go a long way for his chances next year with the Heat. Shane Battier, Mario Chalmers, Ray Allen, James Jones and Rashard Lewis all come off the books after 2013-14, so Ennis could be on the 2014-15 roster.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:38:00 PM

James Ennis said he chose to play in Australia for the Perth Wildcats over the D-League.

"When I got drafted at 50 in second round, they didn't have a lot of roster spots, so they gave me a decision to go D-League or overseas and I picked overseas," Ennis said. "I would like to stay for 12 months and help the Wildcats get a championship. That's my main goal." The Heat could bring him back over to join the big club next season.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 10:00:00 AM

James Ennis says the Heat have told him they plan to have him on their roster for the 2014-15 season.

Ennis signed with the Perth Wildcats in Australia for the upcoming season, but the contract has a full opt-out clause to allow Ennis to return to the NBA without penalty. The Heat were supportive of Ennis heading to Australia due to the lack of playing time behind LeBron James and the experience Ennis can get down under.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 04:00:00 PM

James Ennis will sign with the Perth Wildcats in Australia for this upcoming season.

It's not easy being a backup small forward for the Miami Heat and Ennis will get plenty of experience down under. He had some bright spots in Vegas Summer League and has some talent, but it might be a few years before the second-round pick makes an impact in the NBA. He does have a full opt-out clause, so he can come back to the NBA without penalty, according to Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 09:30:00 PM

James Ennis is likely to play overseas for this coming season, according to his agent, Scott Nichols.


"There's a good chance he'll play overseas," Nichols said. 
Ennis showed some of his potential in Las Vegas Summer League, finishing with a 25-point outburst on July 21. He was just the 50th pick of the 2013 NBA Draft and it'll be a while before he makes any sort of impact in the NBA.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 08:50:00 PM

James Ennis played 23 minutes in Summer League action on Sunday, acoring 11 points with three boards, one assist, two steals and one block on 2-of-7 shooting.

He didn't look very comfortable in his first pro game, which isn't a surprise. The Heat selected him with the 50th pick in the draft and he's likely headed to the D-League as a best-case scenario once the regular season comes around.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 03:55:00 PM

The Hawks used the 50th pick on Long Beach State F James Ennis, who was subsequently traded to the Heat.

He was a solid contributor in the scoring department with 16 points per game, adding some nice defensive averages of 1.3 steals and 1.8 blocks. Ennis shot the ball well, making 49.1 percent from the field, 83.4 percent from the line and 35.7 percent in his senior season.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 11:52:00 PM

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