Ellingson Down to 2

Brady Ellingson saw his recruitment take off with a strong July for Ray Allen Select. The Wisconsin shooter is inching closer to a commitment and appears down to two schools. He'll officially visit Iowa this weekend.

Brady Eillingson entered July with a couple mid-major scholarship offers and a chip on his shoulder. The Ray Allen Select wing turned the latter into more opportunities.

Iowa, Utah and Missouri jumped into the mix with offers for the 6-foot-4, 180-pounder from Hamilton High in Sussex, WI. He also secured opportunities from Albany, Dayton, Northern Colorado, Oakland, San Diego and others.

Eillingson took an official visit to San Diego earlier this month. He's schedule to be at Iowa for an official this weekend.

"I think it's down to San Diego and Iowa," Ray Allen Select Coach Tom LaChance said. "He really likes San Diego's style and they need a three-point shooter. Iowa needs a three-point shooter, too.

"I think we'll know more after the Iowa visit. He did cancel his visit to Dayton and told Ball State he was looking elsewhere."

San Diego was schedule for an in-home visit with Ellingson on Tuesday night, LaChance said.

"Brady has really taken off," LaChance said. "He came into July with two mid-major offers but had a great July and turned that into high-major offers."

LaChance's son, Riley LaChance, picked up an offer from Iowa on Saturday. He played the point guard alongside Ellingson for Rey Allen Select.

"They've talked about how it would be great to play together but they both have to examine things closely," Tom LaChance said. "(Iowa) Coach (Fran) McCaffrey's style fits their style of play. We'll see. We're coming up on decision-making time."


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