Greg Elliott is an elite student-athlete currently attending East English Village Prep in Detroit. The 6’4 combo-guard standout was a relative unkown prior to having a breakout season for EEVP in 2015-206. Elliott is going to draw a lot of attention this summer on the AAU circuit playing for The Family, where college coaches will fall in love with the highly skilled energy player that brings it every single play.
I. HIGH SCHOOL SEASON & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congratulations on winning the PSL, tell us a bit about your high school season and how things went?
GE: It was a great season in that we won the city championship, the first time ever at EEVP, but we came up short in states against a tough Western team. Overall a really good season though, we accomplished a lot.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
GE: I would describe my game as smooth and versatile, I can do whatever the coach needs me to do. I can hit from the perimeter, beat a defender off the dribble. I definitely take pride in knowing that I can lock somebody down on D as well.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
GE: I work out 5 days a week, primarily on my ballhandling and point guard skills at this point.
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
GE: Math is my favorite subject, I like working with numbers.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
GE: I want to major in Business/Marketing.
EM: You seem to have a very close-knit family, can you shed some light as to how your family/support group has helped you as both a student and on the court as well?
GE: Definitely my Dad and my brother are the two biggest influences in my life, they really provide a great support system for me and I’m grateful for that. I can always count on them
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered you?
GE: George Mason, Duquesne, Toledo, Kent State. I have interest from UM, Iowa, Creighton, Providence, and Miss. State
EM: Can you talk about the relationship you have with the University of Michigan a bit?
GE: I’ve visited UM 3 times and I’m just continuing to develop a relationship with Coach Beilein and the rest of the staff. We’ll see where it goes.
EM: Any visits lined up in the near future?
GE: Not right now
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
GE: Relationship with the coaching staff, I’m looking for a school and environment with a family feel. Distance is not a factor for me.
EM: Do you have a decision timeline?
GE: I plan to commit sometime in December
EM: Can we talk about AAU a bit, you recently went to The Family?
GE: I’m really excited to play for The Family. Playing in the EYBL gets you the ultimate level of exposure and I just want to compete at the highest level.
EM: Do you feel like this summer is an opportunity for you to really showcase your abilities to college coaches?
GE: I definitely am looking forward to it because I feel like I have a lot of things that I bring to the court. I can hit shots and score, but I think college coaches will see that I don’t need to dominate the ball to be effective. I rebound the ball really well and I love to play pressure defense and run the floor.
V. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on the court?
GE: Just play hard every single minute and win.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
GE: No matter what you are going through, just keep your head up and stay strong. Mental toughness is a big part of life on and off the court, you have to be willing to stay the course and stay on the right path.