Dylan Ennis, a graduate transfer from Villanova, has Purdue listed among his eight potential options according to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
The 6-2 Ennis started at point guard for Villanova this season and averaged 9.9 points and 3.5 assists. According to Rothstein, Ennis is also considering Baylor, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, LSU, Oregon and Tennessee.
Ennis started his career at Rice before transferring to Villanova after two seasons. He is looking for a program where he can be the primary ballhandler. At Villanova he played alongside fellow point guard Ryan Arcidiacono, who will be a senior next season.
“Dylan is interested in finding a program that will allow him to play the role of a traditional point guard so he can be the primary ball-handler,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said in a release after the season announcing the transfer. “We support Dylan and thank him for all of his efforts as a student and athlete at Villanova.”
Ennis is the brother of Tyler Ennis, who played at Syracuse and is now in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Purdue has a need at point guard after the graduation of Jon Octeus, who averaged 9.3 points and 2.6 assists last season. Rising sophomore P.J. Thompson (2.4 ppg, 1.1 assists) is the only returning player with point guard experience.
*Kentucky coach John Calipari, IUPUI coach Jason Gardner, Belmont coach Rick Byrd and Indiana Fever coach Stephanie White are slated as the guest speakers at the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association spring clinic next weekend at Lawrence North.
Byrd, Calipari and White are scheduled to speak on Friday night and Gardner on Saturday morning as part of the two-day clinic.