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#2032076 - 07/09/18 06:11 PM KU adds walk-on in Elijah Elliott
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The depth of the 2018-19 KU wings appeared to be set, with Quentin Grimes, Marcus Garrett, K.J. Lawson, Ochai Agbaji and Sam Cunliffe on the roster. KU later added a talented walk-on in Elijah "E.J." Elliott and at least earned plans of a visit by potential grad transfer Joe Cremo, but he opted to go to Villanova instead.

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#2032077 - 07/09/18 06:19 PM Re: KU adds walk-on in Elijah Elliott [Re: Maximus]
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Elijah Elliott is a 6-3, 180-pound Shooting Guard from Dallas, TX.

Elliott took unofficial visits to KU in January and Kentucky in Feburary.


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#2032078 - 07/09/18 06:23 PM Re: KU adds walk-on in Elijah Elliott [Re: Maximus]
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Kansas added an interesting piece for the upcoming season Sunday when Elijah "E.J." Elliott announced that he would join the team as an invited walk-on for 2018-19.

A 6-foot-3 guard from Texas, Elliott played at Advanced Preparatory International — alongside former Kansas forward Billy Preston and behind former Kansas target Terrance Ferguson — before transferring to Southlake Carroll for his senior year. He didn’t play much at Carroll, as API famously didn’t provide credits that transferred over, and ones that weren’t accepted by the NCAA.

And so Elliott, who received passing interest from a number of schools, and eventually chose Kansas over Nebraska and Wake Forest, spent the last year working on his game and his body, listed as 170 pounds as a senior in high school.

“[He’s] a very good outside shooter, athletic, a good defender, smart, not so much break [you] down off the dribble, but can get to the cup. He’s good coming off flares,” his dad, Bryan Elliott, told Gary Bedore at the Kansas City Star. “He’s a late bloomer as most of the men in my family are. He wasn’t there physically to play major Division I [after his senior year]. He’s just trained this past year and his body has come a long way. He’s worked very hard. He is in the gym all the time.”

So what is Kansas getting in Elliott? A look at the summer circuit provides a bit more of a picture.

Elliott played for a loaded Pro Skills team in Nike’s EYBL that included a number of high-level Division I prospects, including likely first-round pick Mitchell Robinson, Virginia guard Marco Anthony, Texas forward Royce Hamm and Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver, among others.

The Nike EYBL website listed Elliott as “a natural two-guard with sharp-shooting abilities, who has been skilled enough to comfortably play positions one through four.”

He found playing time a little easier to come by when he switched to the Adidas circuit, playing for Marcus Smart YGC36. Even so, he was the seventh-leading scorer on a squad that had Grant Sherfield (UCLA commit), Zachary Watson (UC-Riverside) and Isaac Likekele (choosing between Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and UTEP), taking 34 of his 50 shots from behind the arc. While he didn’t shoot especially well, making just 10 of those long-distance shots, he improved over the course of the session, making 7-of-18 three-pointers over YGC36’s final five games, or 38.9 percent.

Elliott visited Kansas unofficially his junior year, when the Jayhawks hosted Oklahoma State.

“Honestly, Coach [Bill] Self was the first one to believe in me, to make calls and texts,” Elliott told The Star of his decision. “When I took a visit, it felt like home. Everybody says it, but you really do feel like it’s home when you know where you need to be.”

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