Villanova’s Dylan Ennis to leave school as graduate transfer

Dylan Ennis wants to play where he can be his team's primary ballhandler.

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Villanova guard Dylan Ennis will leave the school as a graduate transfer in May and will use his final year of eligibility at another school.

Ennis, who started all 36 games for Villanova this past season and helped the Wildcats reach a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed, averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds for Wildcats.

"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 ballhandler," Wildcats coach Jay Wright said in a statement. "We support Dylan and thank him for all of his efforts as a student and athlete at Villanova."

Villanova already has a capable point guard returning in 2015-16 in senior Ryan Arcidiacono, the Big East’s co-player of the year alongside Providence’s Kris Dunn.

While there is instant speculation that Ennis could land at Syracuse, where his younger brother, Tyler spent one season before entering the NBA Draft, that does not seem likely, per writer Mike Waters.