Elijah Elliott Talks Recruiting; Possible Reclassification

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Elijah Elliott, the 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Advanced Preparatory (TX) International, spoke with D1Vision on Friday about his recruitment and possible reclassification to the Class of 2017.

“The main thing is trying to decide whether I should go prep or skip prep and go to school,” said Elliott. “At the end of the summer, I may decide to go to college. Some of the schools have offered for 2017 and others 2018 because the classes are totally different.”

“Schools can still offer until August, so if July goes well and a school offers to go for this year, then I’ll go,” said Elliott. “If not, I’ll wait it out and go prep.”

Elliott named Wake Forest, Arizona, Kansas, and Nebraska as the schools recruiting him the hardest lately. He broke down each school for D1Vision:

Kansas: “I talk to Kansas every now and then but it’s June so you don’t really hear from them around this time. Coach [Bill] Self is one of the best, as a person and as a coach. He’s a players coach and plays towards his needs. He knows how to get players to the next level, so that’s a big factor too. And I have friends on the team too, so that’s also a big factor.”

Wake Forest: “I think it’s a good fit with the way they run. I’ve known Coach [Danny] Manning for a while. He’s a mentor for me, so I think it’d be a good fit to go up there. I wouldn’t have to play on-ball. Those are just a few of the things that I look for.”

Nebraska: “Coach [Tim] Miles is super cool and their assistants Kenya Hunter and Michael Lewis are really cool. It’s just a good team chemistry up there with the way that they run things. The facilities are super nice, even though a lot of people wouldn’t think of that in the middle of Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s really nice.”

Arizona: “I definitely would like to start talking to them more. The assistant coach, Coach Emmanuel ‘Book’ Richardson is like an uncle to me. Already having a relationship with someone like that plays a major role.”

Nebraska and Arizona have yet to offer Elliott for 2017 or 2018. Elliott also mentioned that he would like to take a visit to Florida before the end of the summer but the Gators have not yet offered him for either year.

“For the rest of this summer, in July, I want to prove myself,” Elliott said. “I’ve had the opportunity but I’ve been playing off the ball and I’m going to move to on ball in July. I’m just trying to be as dominant as I can and just make a name for myself.”


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