The Arizona Wildcats are one of eight finalists for four-star guard Boogie Ellis, he announced Tuesday on Twitter.
The other seven schools in the mix are Oregon, Gonzaga, USC, Memphis, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, and San Diego State.
Final 8️⃣ ! I would like to thank all the coaches that have recruited me during this process! pic.twitter.com/9MFjn4C1PL— Boogie Ellis (@BoogieEllis) August 14, 2018
Ellis is the No. 81 player in the 2019 class and No. 6 point guard, per 247Sports composite rankings. The San Diego native is listed as the No. 9 player in California.
“A 6-foot-2 guard with a wiry frame, Ellis is an impressive and versatile scorer,” wrote Evan Daniels of 247Sports. “His long-range shooting is a weapon, but he also creates shot opportunities off the bounce, scores off runners and is comfortable shooting on the move.”
Arizona offered Ellis back in May, when he was considered the No. 91 player in his class.
Because of his ability to score off the ball, Ellis would be an interesting fit alongside five-star point guard Nico Mannion, who recently listed the Wildcats in his final four.
Arizona is also in good standing with five-star forward Josh Green, who put the Wildcats in his final six on Monday.