Tyler Ennis vs. Marcus Smart: NBA Draft Prospect Match Up

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This will be a first of a series of head-to-head matchups in the draft.  March Madness is approaching soon, and it doesn’t hurt to pay attention on who to watch and who would be the best player available for the Lakers.

Feb 15, 2014; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Tyler Ennis (11) handles the ball during the second half of a game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse won the game 56-55. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Ennis is a cerebral point guard from Syracuse, who shows outstanding floor qualities spearheaded by his assist-to-turnover ratio.  His averages for the year are 11.9 points per game on 42.7% from the field, 38% behind the arc.   More importantly, he averages 5.6 assists per game on just 1.5 turnovers per game, along with 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game.

Feb 8, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart (33) scores on a layup against Texas Tech Red Raiders forward Alex Foster (34) at United Spirit Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Smart is a physical point guard.  He has tremendous size at the position and has excellent defensive capabilities.  His averages for the year are 17.5 points per game on 42.2% from the field, 28.1% behind the arc. He also averages 4.3 assists per game on 2.7 turnovers per game, along with 5.7 rebounds per game and 2.3 steals per game.