5-star basketball recruit decommits from Duke

    By Amber Lee
    Mike Krzyzewski

    Duke commit Boogie Ellis has reportedly been released from his letter of intent, according to Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionEvan Daniels of 247Sports first reported the player’s request for release.

    Ellis originally committed to Duke in November and officially signed later that month during the early signing period. A combo guard, Ellis is a 5-star recruit and the No. 34 overall player in the 2019 class.


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    Even without Ellis, Duke has the No. 1 class in the country.

    Big men Vernon Carey and Matthew Hurt help increase the rating, although the addition of shooting guard Cassius Stanley might be what forced Ellis out.

    John Martin of 92.9 ESPN reported that Memphis will be in the equation after Ellis visited prior to his last commitment:


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    Although he is a bit undersized at 6-foot-2, Ellis is a big-time shooter with good quickness who should be a high-level scorer at the next level.

    Wherever he ends up, the guard will likely be an impact player for as long as he remains in college.