It was expected to come sometime during the day, but Marquette men’s basketball head coach made the official announcement on Wednesday afternoon that Greg Elliott has signed to play for the Golden Eagles starting in the fall of 2017.
Happy to have @GE3__ join the #mubb family! He is a high level athlete & we can't wait to have him on campus & get to work. pic.twitter.com/pSepkd1hMy— Steve Wojciechowski (@steve_wojo) April 12, 2017
Elliott is the fourth player signed in Marquette’s 2017 recruiting class, joining Jamal Cain, Ike Eke, and Theo John. Like Cain and Eke, Elliott attends high school in Detroit, and that’s not a coincidence. Elliott said that his long friendship with Cain was a part of his decision to sign with the Golden Eagles.
Elliott, a 6’3”, 165 lb. shooting guard, is ranked #171 in the country according to 247 Sports’ Composite ranking, and #134 in their internal system. He actually finished higher than Cain in the Michigan Mr. Basketball voting, even though Cain is considered to be a slightly better collegiate prospect.
Wojo had this to say about his newest signee:
“We are thrilled that Greg will be joining our basketball family here at Marquette,” Wojciechowski said. “He is a high level athlete and versatile player who had a tremendous senior year. His future is very bright and we can’t wait to get to work with him.”
Elliott averaged 28 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals, and 1.5 blocks per game as a senior at East English Village High School. He scored at least 40 points in three different games as a senior and finished his prep career as East English Village’s second all-time scorer.
The addition of Elliott to the recruiting class has MU ranked #6 in the Big East according to 247 Sports, and that’s good enough for top 50 in the country as well. Sure, it’s not Wojo’s best recruiting class, but it’s clear that the goal for this cycle was to add pieces to the roster that Marquette does not have, specifically very tall and athletic dudes.
Marquette still has two open scholarships for this fall, but any multi-year player added at this point would take away an available spot for the fall of 2018. Here’s how the scholarship situation looks right now.