Ennis felt the commitment from 'Cuse 

August, 17, 2012
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and assistant Mike Hopkins recently concluded a gold medal stint with USA Basketball. On Thursday, they capped their summer with a commitment from Tyler Ennis (Brampton, Ont./St. Benedict’s), the No. 7 point guard in the ESPN 100.

When college coaches leave their teams for the summer they have to explain their plans and have other staffers pick up the slack in their absence. When it came to Ennis, Boeheim didn’t need to waste a lot of time explaining his commitment to USA Basketball. Ennis played for Canada’s junior national team and his family understood the obligation.

“They didn’t have to explain anything,” said Tony McIntyre, Ennis’ father and travel team coach with CIA Bounce. “There’s an understanding. Tyler played for the Canadian team and that was near and dear to Coach Boeheim’s heart. He said he would show that he would be at the games in April and told us he would make sure his staff was there. We run into that with Canada basketball. He called when he was in England. He stayed in contact.”