"It was the fact that I could be a part of something special over the next few years," Ellis noted regarding his commitment.
Australia has been very good to a lot of U.S. programs, in particular Majerus. When he was at Utah, the coach recruited and coached Andrew Bogut well enough to be the first overall pick in the NBA Draft.
There's no telling how good Ellis is but he's got the bloodlines working in his favor. Mike Ellis, Cody's father, was a backcourt standout as a professional in leagues in Australia. He played on championship teams and his son is a well-regarded prospect in his own right.
Last month, while in the States, Ellis visited Wake Forest, St. Louis and Colorado.