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Arizona one of 5 schools ‘prioritizing’ 4-star PG Boogie Ellis

The Wildcats are in good shape for a 3-point marksman

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Point guards are a luxury which you can never have too many of, which is why the Arizona Wildcats have started to circle the wagons on players they deem necessary to win come March.

Boogie Ellis is one of them.

A four-star guard out of California, Ellis had a monster summer, averaging 23 points at Nike Peach Jam and thus has seen his stock explode. He added offers from Gonzaga, Arizona State, Wichita State, and N.C. State in the last few weeks.

However, UA coach Sean Miller was on him before his breakout performance, offering Ellis back in May, which goes a long way in recruiting and building relationships, and it seems to be paying off.

Ellis told 247Sports’ Evan Daniels that Arizona, USC, Georgia Tech, San Diego State, and Oregon are prioritizing him the most.

Ellis would add a deep threat to a UA program that has struggled to find consistent shooters from year to year.

At the aforementioned Peach Jam, Ellis made 23 of 40 from behind the arc. Overall, he was 43-104 (41.3%) across 16 games this summer.

It appears Ellis will begin sorting out official visits and Arizona looks to be in good shape to land one of the five visits allowed by the NCAA.

With five-star point guard Nico Mannion highly likely to end up in Tucson, Ellis’ shooting ability would make for a strong tandem in the backcourt. 247Sports ranks Ellis as the No. 87 player in the 2019 class.

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