Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player.

Here is the latest commitment.

Player: El Ellis
Class: 2021
Committed to: Louisville

What the Player Said:

PHR: What factors went into your decision?

Ellis: It has always been a dream of mine to play in the ACC.  I built a great relationship with Coach Mack and Coach Dino, and being able to compete for a national championship at a blue-blood school on the highest stage in college basketball is something I couldn’t turn down.

PHR: What were some other factors that made Louisville the place for you?

Ellis: Coach Mack lets his guys play and not have too look over their shoulder if they make a mistake.  I have the opportunity to make an immediate impact.

PHR: What did the staff have to say when you informed them? How do they want to use you in their system?

Ellis: They were very excited.  They said I made the best decision of my life.  Being able to make plays for myself and my teammates is how I will fit in their system.

PHR: Have you been able to talk to any other commits in your class for them? Develop any relationship with them so far?

Ellis: Yeah, I have. I’m talking to Bryce and Bobby all the time.  We have a pretty good relationship. I’ve known Bobby (Pettiford) for a while but I’m just meeting Bryce.  I’m ready to play with them for sure.

PHR: For people that haven’t seen your game, how would you best describe your game?

Ellis: Play-making guard that can get myself or my teammate’s shots.  I’m a leader and will do anything to win.

PHR: How has this whole journey been for you and what has it shown you?

Ellis: It has been a long journey but I’ve enjoyed it.  I see now that hard work will take you a long way.