Long Beach State alumnus and Maryland transfer look to heat up the summer

Steven Carcano

James Ennis dunking at a game in his 2012-13 season. He averaged 16.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Anita Wang, Sports Editor

Former 49er anticipated to be on the Miami Heat’s roster

The 2013 Long Beach State alumnus James Ennis was the No. 50 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, in which the Heat obtained from the Atlanta Hawks. News has been circulating around the 2014 NBA finals runner-up looking for young talent to add energy to the roster, and is considering the Australia National Basketball League standout as a likely prospect, according to the Miami Herald. Ennis led the Perth Wildcats to become the 2014 NBL champions, averaging 22.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

 

Junior Maryland guard is transferring to LBSU

After a 15-17 overall season record, LBSU looks forward to a better season after picking up Maryland guard Nick Faust, according to a report from ESPN.com. Even though LBSU expects nine seniors on the 2014-15 roster, Faust will be expected to bring the talents he wasn’t able to showcase with the Terrapins. He averaged 9.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2 assists in roughly 27 minutes per game. Faust initially committed to Oregon State, but confirmed his final decision after posting a picture of the Walter Pyramid on his Instagram.

Nick Faust posted this picture on his Instagram Tuesday to confirm his decision. It read: “Bringin dat HEAT to TheBeach.”

Nick Faust posted this picture on his Instagram Tuesday to confirm his decision. It read: “Bringin dat HEAT to TheBeach.”