Mem­phis re­cruit Boo­gie El­lis com­mits to Duke

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Mem­phis re­cruit Re­jean "Boo­gie" El­lis is go­ing to be a Duke Blue Devil.

El­lis, the No. 35 over­all player in 247Sports' Com­pos­ite rank­ings, com­mit­ted to Duke Fri­day night over Mem­phis, North Carolina, South­ern Cal and San Diego State

The four-star guard took an un­of­fi­cial visit to Mem­phis for Mem­phis Mad­ness on Oct. 4.

El­lis said in Au­gust that Mem­phis coach Penny Har­d­away took no­tice of his abil­i­ties at the Peach Jam AAU event this summer, and told the 6-foot-2 combo guard he would fit well in the Tigers' crowded back­court be­cause of his scor­ing abil­ity.

When El­lis ar­rived at the ta­ble to make his an­nounce­ment, he only had Duke, North Carolina and San Diego State hats on dis­play. The Cal­i­for­nia na­tive jumped from No. 72 to No. 25 in 247Sports' class of 2019 rank­ings in Au­gust, and picked up of­fers from Duke and North Carolina one month later.

Jah­mius Ram­sey, an­other guard Mem­phis was re­cruit­ing, com­mit­ted to Texas Tech ear­lier this week.

Olive Branch's D.J. Jef­fries and East's Mal­colm Dan­dridge re­main as the two mem­bers in Har­d­away's 2019 re­cruit­ing class.

Mem­phis is also pur­su­ing 247Sports' top 50 play­ers James Wise­man, Tren­don Watford, Matthew Hurt, and Pre­cious Achi­uwa.

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