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Username Post: Any news out there?        (Topic#20380)
Columbia 37P6 
PhD Student
Posts: 1548

Reg: 02-14-06
09-20-17 07:16 PM - Post#233070    
    In response to Dr. V

Maka Ellis is a terrific addition to the incoming freshman class which is quickly sizing up as a very strong group. Two pieces of the puzzle are in place, three to go. Congratulations to Maka Ellis, his family and friends on his commitment to the Columbia Lions. And congratulations to Coach Jim Engles and his staff for successfully recruiting Ellis, Nweke, Bibbs and Faulds amongst others.

Masters Student
Posts: 528

Reg: 12-26-04
09-21-17 10:18 AM - Post#233096    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

This is Maka Ellis' 247 page: http://247sports.com/Player/Maka-Ellis-460 35646

They have him ranked as the #256 player in his class. Even allowing for the very large squishiness of such a number, this is a high ranking for a Columbia commit.

He had a lot of offers, a good sign and typical of many of Columbia's recent recruits. He had offers from the West Coast, Mountain West, Big West, Patriot and Ivy conferences that we know of.

He committed very shortly after his official visit, cancelling another planned visit. For some, NYC and the campus is a clincher.

Finally, in a few years the backcourt will be very athletic and skilled with Smith, Stefanini, Bibbs and now Ellis.

Posts: 5236

Loc: Montclair, NJ
Reg: 11-21-04
09-21-17 10:46 AM - Post#233100    
    In response to hoopsfan

I wouldn't take five kids in this class.

Dr. V 
PhD Student
Posts: 1396

Reg: 11-21-04
09-21-17 12:18 PM - Post#233103    
    In response to mrjames

My guess is maybe one more at most. We're only graduating two.

Columbia 37P6 
PhD Student
Posts: 1548

Reg: 02-14-06
09-21-17 02:11 PM - Post#233105    
    In response to Dr. V

Although we're only graduating two players, there is almost certain to be some attrition so the coaching staff would be looking at this time to recruit at least four newcomers. There are some nice big men on the board.

Posts: 28

Reg: 02-11-06
09-24-17 06:30 PM - Post#233185    
    In response to mrjames

Thanks for the input. You're the king of backhanded compliments.

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