There is no shortage of talent heading to Duke for next season, but the program is on the verge of losing four-star guard Boogie Ellis. He recently announced that he’ll decommit from the program in search of a better opportunity.
Duke has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, which is led by Vernon Carey and Matthew Hurt. However, head coach Mike Krzyzewski will miss out on having ideal depth in his backcourt.
With Tre Jones returning to the Blue Devils for his sophomore season, the chance of Ellis starting at point guard were rather slim. As for shooting guard, it’s possible that four-star recruit Cassius Stanley can win the starting job.
In an interview with Rivals, Ellis revealed that Jones’ decision to return to Duke played a role in his decommitment.
“I’m just looking for the best opportunity to play point guard. Everybody in the country knows I can score the ball, it’s about if I can run a team and get people open. Me and my family thought it was best that I reopen my recruitment so that I could go to the best place that was going to allow me to do that,” Ellis said.
Here is the full video of his interview with Rivals:
Ellis said he’ll need a week or two to make his decision.
Programs such as Michigan, Oregon and Virginia are interested in adding Ellis.