Villanova Basketball announced that junior guard Dylan Ennis will be transferring for his final year of eligibility.
Ennis, who spent his first year at Rice University, followed by three years at Villanova (one ineligible due to transfer rules) is graduating with a degree from Villanova. This means Ennis will be allowed to play immediately next year under the NCAA's graduate transfer rule. Ennis was a mercurial scorer and lock down defender for the Wildcats. He was the Wildcats' #1 on-ball defender this year on the wing and at the point. Look for Jalen Brunson and Phil Booth to fill the majority of minutes left on the table by Ennis's departure.
What this means for the 'Cats is filling a third starter's role. But with super-talented bench payers like Kris Jenkins, Josh Hart and Phil Booth, along with athletic recruit Donte DiVincenzo and McDonald's All-American Jalen Brunson, the Blue and White will have no shortage of talent in their 2015-16 backcourt.
Ennis averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1 steal in his first season as a starter on the Main Line. As per Villanova's Athletics website, "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," stated Wright. "We support Dylan and thank him for all of his efforts as a student and athlete at Villanova."
Just as a reminder, Ennis will not be able to transfer to another Big East school, per conference rules.