With all the rumors surrounding the best player on the planet LeBron James’ future with the Miami Heat – is he headed back to Cleveland, La La Land or will he play tight end for the Browns – it’s easy to forget the “James” in waiting, James Ennis.
Jimmy E may not be “The King”, but does have some princely skills. Ennis, drafted 50th overall by the Heat in last years draft, played overseas in Australia for the NBL league Champion Perth Wildcats during the 2013-14 season where he was given the Gordon Ellis Award for team MVP honors and finished 3rd in voting for the NBL league’s MVP. In 33 games, Ennis averaged 21.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game whilst shooting 46.8%.
James Ennis is a 6′ 7″ forward with a shooters touch from anywhere on the court. He is also defensive minded and a gifted athlete. Ennis has the potential for stardom in the NBA and it would not surprise me if were to achieve All-Star status for many years to come.
Whether or not King James stays with the Eastern Conference champs, the Heat and their fans may want to prepare for some new royalty on South Beach. Unless, of course, he turns out to be the jester.
Contributing Writer: J. Gonzo