No.1 PG Offered
UTSA's change in recruiting strategy carried over to their "Elite" camp last week when they formally offered the best point guard in the Greater SA area for 2016. Only we have the scoop. Body: For the last two years, the UTSA Staff has watched Brandeis point guard Ellis Jefferson very closely. He's heading into his senior season and already had two offers in his pocket, Central Arkansas and Central Michigan. Halfway through UTSA's camp, offer number three came in. UTSA Head Coach Brooks Thompson decided it was time. Before camp even reached it's halfway point, he spoke with Jefferson's father and let him know that he had a full ride to stay in his own backyard and keep the same colors he wears now, orange and blue. "After I played my last game at camp, Coach Thompson took me into his back office and we talked about it. It did catch me by surprise, I wasn't expecting it," said Jefferson. "They told me that they really wanted me at the camp, it's close, so I made the little commute." For the upcoming July "Live" period he'll have a busy travel schedule playing for the Texas D1 Ambassadors. The 6'0" 170lb point guard is simply smooth. He never appears to be in a rush or overwhelmed, and is a floor leader just as every college coach wishes. Jefferson has above average ball handling skills, can get into the lane and finish, and has an overall game where he is dangerous from outside and beyond the three point line. He put all those skills on display and wasn't going to leave the UTSA Convocation Center without being noticed. Ellis does admit that he's attempting to get to the know the Roadrunner program more and is in no hurry, with the early signing period still five months away. "I'm just letting it come to me and I'm kind of getting to know UTSA. As I go along I'm getting more and more familiar with it. I've been to the gym a couple of times so I'm getting used to the atmosphere," said Jefferson. Look for Ellis and his family to potentially have a decision by the early signing period, so the 'Runners are right in the thick of things offering early. There are a few factors that Jefferson would like to have from the program when it's time for him to make the call. "I'm looking for a good science program, a good academically sound program. A school that wants me for more than just being a basketball player," said Jefferson. Currently, Jefferson is ranked as the #1 PG prospect in the 2016 AlamoCityHoops.com rankings, and #2 overall prospect for the class of '16 in Greater SA.
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