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'19 CA PG Rejean "Boogie" Ellis (Verbal to Duke)

Buffnik

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Mission Bay HS (San Diego, CA)

AAU: Oakland Soldiers

Twitter: https://twitter.com/boogieellis

Ht: 6'2"
Wt: 165

247s rating: 4* - 94 grade; #8 PG (#68 overall)
ESPN rating: 4* - 81 grade; #21 SG (#96 overall)
Rivals rating: 4* ; (#108 overall)

247sports Composite: 4* / 0.9661 / #7 PG / #83 overall

Reported Offers: COLORADO, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Creighton, CS Fullerton, Eastern Washington, Georgia Tech, Gonzaga, NC State, Nevada, Oregon, San Diego, San Diego State, Tulane, UC Davis, UC Irvine, USC, Wichita State
 

dyemeduke

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This is great - nice profile. Only thing is that you forgot the shout-out to AztecBuff, not that he's a rep whore or anything. :)

I wish we had better highlights of him, but he looks good. The offers are great, and looking around, he was also 1st team All Peach Jam. We may be a little late in the game, but let's hope after losing Anderson.
 

Hunchback Quaker

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This is great - nice profile. Only thing is that you forgot the shout-out to AztecBuff, not that he's a rep whore or anything. :)

I wish we had better highlights of him, but he looks good. The offers are great, and looking around, he was also 1st team All Peach Jam. We may be a little late in the game, but let's hope after losing Anderson.
I think we have offered earlier. Grier and Rohn have followed Boogie for a long time, at least. I have to imagine he knew we were interested for a long while.

Let's get Kim on this guy and close!
 

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I am an old guy, and will probably be criticized for being out of touch ... but I'll say it anyway ... The notion a teenager to "be announcing my final 8 schools tomorrow" seems way of the top in regard to being egotistical. I understand the process, but I think that it is way out of whack. And I wonder what ever happened to "humility", being valued as a human quality.
 

Buffnik

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I am an old guy, and will probably be criticized for being out of touch ... but I'll say it anyway ... The notion a teenager to "be announcing my final 8 schools tomorrow" seems way of the top in regard to being egotistical. I understand the process, but I think that it is way out of whack. And I wonder what ever happened to "humility", being valued as a human quality.
I guess I'm the opposite of you on this stuff. I want them to have fun with it, show a big personality and - gasp :D - even work on building their brand.

Also, I'm not sure that humility is a character trait I want to see. I like some extroverted confidence in a basketball player as long as it's channeled into a drive toward both team goals as well as personally dominating. I want alpha dogs.
 

torerobuff

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I am an old guy, and will probably be criticized for being out of touch ... but I'll say it anyway ... The notion a teenager to "be announcing my final 8 schools tomorrow" seems way of the top in regard to being egotistical. I understand the process, but I think that it is way out of whack. And I wonder what ever happened to "humility", being valued as a human quality.
I guess I'm the opposite of you on this stuff. I want them to have fun with it, show a big personality and - gasp :D - even work on building their brand.

Also, I'm not sure that humility is a character trait I want to see. I like some extroverted confidence in a basketball player as long as it's channeled into a drive toward both team goals as well as personally dominating. I want alpha dogs.
In general, I'm a big fan of the "act like you've been here before" mentality. But A: These kids have never been in a position to be so desired before and have not been here before, and B: Will most likely never be "here" again. Live it up. Enjoy the hell out of it. Show up and go to work once you get on campus though.
 

Hoops Fan

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Also, I'm not sure that humility is a character trait I want to see. I like some extroverted confidence in a basketball player as long as it's channeled into a drive toward both team goals as well as personally dominating. I want alpha dogs.
I would suggest that "confidence" and "humility" are not mutually exclusive ... nor is humility counter to being an extrovert. In fact, I submit that the need to stoke one ego is a symptom of lack of confidence ... and a detriment to success in the real world. A good example of a humble extrovert, who is also very confident, seems to me to be a young player at CU ... namely Evan Batty
 

Buffnik

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I would suggest that "confidence" and "humility" are not mutually exclusive ... nor is humility counter to being an extrovert. In fact, I submit that the need to stoke one ego is a symptom of lack of confidence ... and a detriment to success in the real world. A good example of a humble extrovert, who is also very confident, seems to me to be a young player at CU ... namely Evan Batty
Spencer and McKinley are not humble men. That's what I'm talking about.
 
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