It was a good week to be a Blue Devil after the trouncing of the 2nd ranked Kentucky Wildcats but Friday Coach K got some good news for the future. In a recruiting cycle that has seen the Blue Devils whiff on several of their targets in the 2019 class the Blue Devils landed ato 40 combo guard in Rejean "Boogie" Ellis. The Blue Devils offered the 6'2 guard in mid September after having followed his progress and kept in contact since the summer.
110% committed ..........thank you to my San Diego AllStars (SDA) family and Oakland soldier family for putting me on the biggest stage Mission Bay High School for standing behind me and all my teammates and coaches that have been there with me through this process #salute pic.twitter.com/lljgOMLYqB— Boogie Ellis (@BoogieEllis) November 10, 2018
Coach K and Duke coveted a big 2019 class but it has been slow going as prospect after prospect dropped from the board. Duke has solidified the backcourt going into next year, pairing Boogie Ellis with commit Wendell Moore. Ellis is the ideal guard for Duke in that he gives the Blue Devils options if current point guard, Tre Jones, plays his way into an NBA opportunity after this year or even if he is at Duke for another season. The book on Ellis is that he is a bucket getter and a good shooter. Ellis is very adept at getting his shot off, creating space and also getting to the rim. Ellis has good touch and is solid from all 3 areas. Ellis chose the Blue Devils over Oregon, North Carolina, Memphis, USC, Arizona and San Diego State.
The signing of Ellis is a huge win for the Blue Devils who entered the race late but was able to secure a visit then a commitment. Duke is still very much involved in several other prospects in the class including Isaiah Steward, Vernon Carey and Matthew Hurt.