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Saturday / May 25.
  • Boogie Ellis obtains release from Duke

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Boogie Ellis, the 6-foot-2 point guard from Mission Bay (CA) and the Oakland Soldiers AAU program, has asked for and received his release.

    “Yes, he did and we granted it,” Duke spokesman Mike DeGeorge said by email.

    The news was first reported on Twitter by @MGrads.

    Ellis initially chose the Blue Devils over Memphis, North Carolina, San Diego State and USC last fall. Washington, Georgetown, Virginia, Arizona, Oregon, Gonzaga, Kansas, Memphis, UCLA and Vanderbilt have already reached out as of late Thursday afternoon, per Loren Leath of the Oakland Soldiers.

    Memphis assistant Mike Miller is among those expected to be involved for Ellis. Memphis also remains in play for R.J. Hampton, who cut Duke from his list and is now considering Memphis, Kansas, Kentucky and Texas Tech.

    “He’s the ultimate hard worker, competitor and great teammate,” said Oakland Soldiers coach Loren Leath. “And he he can shoot the lights out.”

    Last year on the Nike EYBL Circuit, Ellis averaged 17.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 23 games played.

    According to 247Sports, Ellis is ranked No. 25 nationally and is the No. 3 player from California.

    Duke has point guard Tre Jones and Alex O’Connell returning for his sophomore season and has the No. 1 recruiting class that still includes Matthew Hurt, Vernon Carey Jr., Wendell Moore and Cassius Stanley.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.