Phoenix Suns: Ranking the last 10 first-round picks

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10: Tyler Ennis (2014)

Tyler Ennis was drafted with the eighteenth pick in 2014. The Suns must’ve had some hype for Ennis when scouting him out, especially since they passed on Michigan State product Gary Harris.

Still, after a successful freshman season in Syracuse where he earned ACC All-Defense and All-Second Team honors, Ennis was deserving of the eighteenth pick. Showing his two-way prowess, Ennis wasn’t necessarily bound for a superstar career in the NBA, but the lack of pure point guards in the 2014 draft made drafting Ennis a smart play.

Ennis had a short and forgettable stint in Phoenix, only playing eight games in a Suns jersey. He’d only average 2.8 points with 7.8 minutes per game. He’d be traded in his rookie season, getting sent to the Milwaukee Bucks.

In his eight games, Ennis showed none of that minimum potential that he had. In his defense, the Suns gave him no chance whatsoever. After his time in Phoenix, Ennis floated around the NBA before being out of the league in 2018.