The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at D1 prospect 6’2 PG Elbert Ellis. Ellis checks in at no. 29 in our most recent North Carolina 2019 rankings. https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/rankings/2019-north-carolina-rankings/
Quality Education is currently 15-1 for the season and ranked no. 11 in the Phenom Hoop Report North Carolina Sweet 16 poll which is for the top teams in the state regardless of class or affiliation. They have impressive wins over Hamilton Heights, The Rock School, and Legacy Charter. It’s clear to see, they have played and beaten quality teams and 6’2 senior point guard has been the reason why! Simply put, Elbert Ellis is the heart and soul of the team. As goes Ellis goes the team. Without question, Ellis is having a banner year and so is Quality Education. There is a definite connection between the two. For the season, Ellis is averaging 29.0 PPG, 6.9 APG and 4.8 RPG, which illustrates just how impressive his senior year has been.
In speaking with assistant coach Lineberger, he was singing the praises of his senior point guard. Coach Lineberger stated, “Ellis is the most underrated point guard in the state, if not the country. He is a hard worker, relentless scorer who has the ability to score from all three levels. There is no doubt, Ellis can play at any level and is a high major player in my opinion. Any school would be happy to have him! ” Ellis is such an effective floor general. He commands a presence on the court, demonstrates team leadership and has tremendous positive affect on his teammates, not to mention he has the ability to score off the dribble/bounce. Ellis has demonstrated time and time again he can play at the highest level. As the old saying goes, “the proof is in the pudding,” and Elbert Ellis is all the proof you need. He is the real deal and can come in and immediately be a valuable asset for a D1 program.
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