Boogie Ellis has decided to join Penny Hardaway at Memphis after recently de-committing from Duke. Ellis joins a loaded class of freshman-to-be at Memphis that second-year head coach Penny Hardaway is bringing in. Getting talent was something many thought Hardaway would be able to do with his connections to some of the top recruits in this class. He has followed through on that by landing two four-star guards in a week’s span in Ellis and Lester Quinones.
— Boogie Ellis (@BoogieEllis) May 13, 2019
Ellis is a scorer, plain and simple. He has the ability to play on and off the ball as a combo guard but simply he’s a guy who can score the basketball. He and James Wiseman have the chance to develop a nice one-two punch next year if given the opportunity. Ellis backed out of his commitment to Duke because of Tre Jones return to school. He now will get the chance to more than likely start and play a prominent role for a Memphis team that will rely on its talented freshman. Should be fun to watch how Penny gets this young Memphis team to gel.