Ennis picked by Phoenix in the NBA Draft first round

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Ennis picked by Phoenix in the NBA Draft first round

June 26, 2014 Updated Jun 27, 2014 at 12:09 AM EDT

Brooklyn, NY (WBNG Binghamton) After leading Syracuse to its best start in school history, freshman guard Tyler Ennis was picked 18th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the NBA Draft.

Ennis averaged nearly 13 points and more than five assists per game in his only season with the Orange.

After he was selected, he said the first thing he's going to do is get back to work.

"I'm more than ready to work, I think at this level you definitely have to earn your keep, earn your minutes on any team you go to," said Ennis. "I think this is no different situation. So I'm ready to come in a learn the system, learn from the veterans, and just come in and earn my keep."

Ennis was the first SU player taken in Thursday's draft.

In the second round, sophomore Jerami Grant was picked 39th overall by the Philadelphia Sixers.

Grant will be reunited with Michael Carter-Williams in Philly. The two played one season together at Syracuse.

Meanwhile, senor CJ Fair was not picked in the first or second rounds.

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