On Tuesday morning, Class of 2017 guard Greg Elliott made his verbal commitment to play for Marquette and head coach Steve Wojciechowski starting in the 2017-18 school year.
Detroit East English Village Prep 2017 SG Greg Elliott commits to Marquette per his head coach.— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) April 4, 2017
Elliott, listed at 6’3” and 165 lb., is ranked #171 in the country in 247’s Composite system, and #134 in their internal setup. That’s the only national ranking he has amongst the four major scouting services, though. Scout and Rivals both mark him as a three-star prospect, just like 247, and ESPN doesn’t have a rating for him at all.
With Elliott on board, Marquette now has acquired the services of three of the seven best seniors in the state of Michigan this year, as Jamal Cain and Ike Eke are already signed for next fall.
Elliott spoke to Endless Motor Sports about his commitment, and had this to say:
EM: What sold you on Marquette?
GE: The coaching staff, my friendship with Jamal Cain, and it was the place I felt most comfortable.
EM: When did you know you were going to commit?
GE: A couple days after I got back from the Michigan State visit I knew it was the best place for me.
EM: What type of role does Coach Wojciechowski see for you at Marquette?
JC: Coach sees me playing a lot as a freshman as long as I work hard. I can play the 1-3 and I’m good defensively.
EM: What type of game are you bringing to Marquette when you step on the court next year?
GE: Detroit PSL basketball. Tough, gritty basketball and play with a chip on my shoulder like no one is better than me.
You can check out the article from Endless Sports for a scouting report on Elliott as well as a bunch of highlight videos like this one:
With Elliott on board, Marquette now has two scholarships available for this coming fall. I don’t expect any other freshmen to be brought on board, as those two spots will be the same two spots that MU will have available in the fall of 2018 as well.
Here’s how MU’s scholarship situation looks right now.