East English Village in Detroit enjoyed a successful 2015-2016 season lead by Senior Kamari Newman who was a finalist for Mr. Basketball here in Michigan. That award was later won by current MSU freshmen Cassius Winston. Newman is now at George Mason, but EEV is still undefeated to start this season thanks in part to 6’3 2017 guard Greg Elliot.
Elliott has been offered by Marquette, Rice, Toledo, Detroit, and several other “Mid Major” programs but lately he has been hearing from Texas, Arizona State, Pittsburgh, Washington and Michigan State. Greg got to go to the Michigan State game against Minnesota are really enjoyed the experience. He told Spartan Nation, “I got to talk to the coaches and go in the locker room.” He added. “It went really well.”
Right now Greg does not have a timetable for when he will make his decision but he does know what he is looking for in a school. “I have to trust the coaching staff.” Elliot said. “I want to go to a winning program that has a vision for me and what I can become as a player. “ Elliott was quick to add, “Also I want to be able to play of course too, not that I need to start or anything but I want to be on the floor.”
Greg is currently working on his point guard skills. “My ball handling and my passing.” Greg said. “I am working on being more of a point guard if needed at the next level.” Whatever position you put him at Elliot is someone who can do whatever is asked of him on the floor. “I would say that is the best part of my game, I can do anything on the court.”
Greg’s goals for this season are pretty clear. “Oh yeah we are focused on winning the PSL (Detroit Public School League) championship and the state championship.”
While Michigan State has not yet offered Greg they mentioned going to a game here very soon and then perhaps one would come. “Coach told me he hopes to make it to my game Saturday after they play Ohio State.” Elliot said.
That game Saturday is against Kalamazoo Central at Ottawa Hills high school at 5:30pm as part of the Floyd Mayweather Classic in Grand Rapids. Weather the offer comes or not Greg is playing it by ear on when he will pick a college for next season. “It just depends on what happens.” Greg said. No matter what happens Greg is going to make the most of whatever opportunity he has earned from the work he has put in.
Stay tuned to Spartan Nation for the latest as Tom Izzo puts the final touches on his 2017 class. Make sure you check out Elliott’s latest highlights at the top of this story.