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he's a perfect fit.
I'm fairly certain Duke just got 2 shots and the ball in the next meeting with MSU solely for this post.
Well if you can't get a five star, the least you can do is get 2 threes.
6 stars > 5
Harris will finally have somebody to get a breather. The signing can only help Appling and Harris stay healthy all year.
exactly right. what the star whores always seem to fail to understand is that any good program absolutely positively HAS to have guys like Ellis who will contribute and grow in the program for four full years. Some may never become more than role players, and some may be starters as upper classmen....but all are vitally important to building a well rounded TEAM that can withstand the rigors of a long season and potential injuries. Ellis is a great fit and fills a much needed hole in the roster due to the losses of Anderson and Kearney. Minny's loss is our gain.
And I love his form in the highlight videos. Kid can shoot.
Hondo just tweeted that he just got off the phone with Alvin. Kid says he's currently 6'3" and 190lbs. Not bad, and he could still be growing, but 6'3" and 6'5" make a big difference in matchups, especially on switches which our defense does all the time.
Another day on here and we can have his RS figured out, won't need to worry his mind about it.
Sounds like a typical "shoes on" vs. "shoes off" measurement to me..
Leave it to Hondo
No, not really. We bring in McD's AAs like every year. This year Izzo went for Jabari Parker and nobody else, and when that didn't work we still got two decent guys completely at the last minute. These were not long term recruits. That's pretty good, I'd say.
As always, if Izzo gives out an offer then that kid earned it. Schilling and Ellis aren't headliners but they fit the mold of an Izzo-type player. In terms of Ellis, I wouldn't be surprised if Tubby had anything to do with him ending up a Spartan with the way him and Izzo are such great friends.
He's always been listed at 6'4" or so and that's probably his shoes on height which is his playing height which is the only height people should care about.
He has Mo Ager, Chris Allen, Gary Harris type height. It's not NBA prototype SG height but its more than serviceable college SG height. Combine in his length and he'll be a great fit for what we need, ie. a guy who can knock down shots and defend any of the three backcourt positions when we play our aggressive, switching, perimeter M2M defense.
This post was edited by Bronco_Bahma 12 months ago
2013 guard Alvin Ellis III (Chicago, Ill./De La Salle Institute) committed to Michigan State yesterday. Originally a Minnesota commit, the three-star guard reopened his recruitment process after Tubby Smith was fired. Ellis joins center Gavin Schilling (Chicago, Ill./Findlay College Prep) as the other member of the 2013 MSU class and the two played on the same high school team during their junior year. The addition of Ellis helps both this year and in the short-term recruiting future for the Spartans.
The Spartans are likely Big Ten favorites going into next season and should be slotted in or near the preseason top-5. Gary Harris returning contributes to that end and if Adreian Payne decides to return, the Spartans further solidify themselves as national championship contenders.
It's with that in mind that the addition of Ellis is important. The Only Colors makes the salient point that getting big players now can lessen the pressure on coach Tom Izzo to reel in a monster class in 2014. Acquiring high-end talent this year helps fill the void that might be coming in the next couple years and allow Izzo to better focus on 2014 top targets.
Izzo had good things to say about Ellis's game.
"Alvin will be a great addition to our backcourt. We like his offensive skill set, especially his shooting touch, hitting 40 percent from three each of the last two seasons," Izzo said. "He has good length and versatility, with the ability to defend a couple different positions on the perimeter."
2013 guard Alvin Ellis III (Chicago, Ill./De La Salle Institute) committed to Michigan State yesterday. Originally a Minnesota commit, the three-star
Schilling had an Illinois offer?
This post was edited by Batesianmimicry 12 months ago
Weber had offered him, Groce did not.
So are we still going after Freeman then with the extra scholly? Or saving it for next year?
Every great Izzo team has a utility swingman like this...David Thomas, Kalvin Trobit, etc. Hit some big shots while locking down mofos on the other end. Very excited about this pickup - kid's gonna be a key cog next year.
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