Marquette lands one of best available 2017 guards

Three-star guard Greg Elliott was of the best remaining guard targets available, and now he is off the board and headed to the Big East.

It was a very productive senior season for Detroit native Greg Elliott. Elliott, who had a solid EYBL run with The Family, expanded his game and become one of the top and most versatile guards in the Midwest.

During his year Elliott added offers from schools like MarquetteProvidence, and Michigan State, and interest from Michigan, but in the end it was Marquette that won out and landed his commitment on Tuesday. Elliott announced the commitment in the morning, concluding his recruitment.

This is a big win for Marquette who now not only has Elliott, but also his close friend and AAU teammate Jamal Cain who picked the Golden Eagles during the fall.

Elliott is a versatile 6-foot-3 guard with long arms and a nose for the basketball. He should immediately be able to help Marquette on the defensive end where they struggled this season. Elliott has excellent athleticism and great length which allows him to be somebody that can guard multiple positions. Along with that he also plays with a high-motor, and has proven to be productive against some of the nation's best players.

By adding Elliott, the Golden Eagles now have a very solid class. Cain, Elliott, and Ikechukwu Eke all hail from Michigan, while tough rebounding center Theo John comes from Minnesota. Also Marquette added center Harry Froling on transfer from SMU, and will be eligible to play at the end of first semester next season.

After a very strong 2016 class, the 2017 crew for Marquette should bring a lot of depth to the program and be a solid group to build on for the future.

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