On Tuesday morning, Marquette got a verbal commitment from top 200 prospect Greg Elliott. The shooting guard from Michigan has started to draw a lot of high profile attention since the fall signing period, and the addition of Elliott gives MU four incredibly athletic freshmen for the fall of 2017.
Here’s a few of the reactions from around the college basketball landscape.
Greg Elliott’s announcement video:
Blessed To Announce I Will Be Continuing My Education and Basketball Career at Marquette University pic.twitter.com/sJf0CVa9gs— Greg (@GE3__) April 4, 2017
Brendan Quinn, who covers Michigan and Michigan State basketball for MLive.com:
Greg Elliott is off the board, heading to Marquette. Held a Michigan State offer. Was seen as a solid option to add to Spartans' 2017 class. https://t.co/Kxh0Ac0dAL— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) April 4, 2017
Mark Miller, editor of Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook:
Long road for any coaching staff to get a commitment from a high school player. Kudos to Marquette in picking up a verbal from Greg Elliott.— Mark Miller (@WisBBYearbook) April 4, 2017
From distance, Greg is above average and displays really solid mechanics. Generally speaking, free throw percentage is a good indicator of how good a prospect will be from distance at the next level. Greg shot 84.9% during EYBL play in 2016, and that bodes really well for his 3 point shooting at Marquette. I expect Greg to be a good 3 point shooter in college that hovers in the high 30s in terms of percentage, as he has a really good shot from distance when his feet are set. Greg is a very good rebounder for a wing and demonstrates good motor and multiple efforts on the glass.
Marquette fans should be really excited that Greg hasn’t even touched the surface of his full potential, as he will no doubt add a ton of muscle mass and refine his skill set as a freshman. Greg has a rare combination of skill, length, athletic ability and motor that could see him be an all Big East type player in a few years.
Elliott is a versatile 6-foot-3 guard with long arms and a nose for the basketball. He should immediately be able to help Marquette on the defensive end where they struggled this season. Elliott has excellent athleticism and great length which allows him to be somebody that can guard multiple positions. Along with that he also plays with a high-motor, and has proven to be productive against some of the nation's best players.
Scout Director of Basketball Recruiting & Fox Sports CBB Insider Evan Daniels:
Marquette lands an intriguing guard in 2017 -- Greg Elliott. https://t.co/gqgq8eVyI0— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 4, 2017
Michigan Preps/Rivals’ Branden Hunter:
Marquette came and pulled three of the top 5 kids in Detroit out of the city. Wojo and his staff stayed posted in the city. Paid off.— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) April 4, 2017
Marquette Wire’s John Steppe (albeit written before Elliott’s commitment):
Aside from his obvious impact on the court, Elliott’s recruitment has additional importance as a testing ground for whether Wojciechowski can consistently recruit in Michigan. Signing Elliott would mean that three out of four signees came from the state of Michigan while turning down at least one of the two perennial powerhouses in the state, Michigan or Michigan State.