Syracuse University freshman Tyler Ennis will enter the NBA draft.

"I'd like to thank Coach Boeheim, the coaching staff, my teammates and the amazing fans of Syracuse for the opportunity to play at a great university like Syracuse," said Ennis in a statement released by SU athletics. "I feel this experience has helped prepare me to fulfill my lifelong dream — to play in the NBA."

Jeff Goodman of ESPN first reported Ennis' decision this afternoon, citing unnamed sources.

Ennis, a 6-foot-2 freshman, led Syracuse to a 28-6 overall record as a freshman this past season. He averaged 12.9 points per game and led the Atlantic Coast Conference in both assists and steals.

Ennis is expected to be a lottery pick in this year's draft. He's projected by ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford to be the No. 9 pick in the draft.

Ennis will become just the third player in Syracuse history to enter the NBA after their freshman season.