Tuesday night was a night of firsts for 2015 Life Center Academy (NJ) guard Malik Ellison. The 6'3…
Ellison out to make name for himself
A 6'3 shooting guard who attends Life Center Academy (NJ), Malik Ellison spoke on his high school season. "It was really good," Malik began. "We played against top competition and did pretty good. Individually, Malik Ellison told Hawk Hill Hardwood that he averaged "around 17 points and 5 assists a game" this year for Life Center Academy, where he is coached by his father.
Life Center Academy had a successful 2012-2013 campaign, and the future looks even brighter. Next year, sophomore point guard Traci Carter will transfer from Roman Catholic (PA) into Life Center. 2015 forward Tyler Kohl will also be at Life Center. Malik, Tyler, and Traci all play AAU together as well.
Malik went on, talking about last weekend's Pitt Jam Fest. "We played some really good teams on the last day there, and we won the championship." At 6'3, Malik's size gives him versatility. "For AAU, I play shooting guard and just try to play tough defense. I was looking to create for my teammates and to score too."
While it is still extremely early in the process, Malik Ellison is already starting to garner major college attention. His skill set, combined with his growth (4 inches over the past year), his strong academics, and his bloodlines, make him an attractive 2015 prospect. "Ohio State gave me a call last night (Friday)," Malik began. He also listed interest from "Penn State and Xavier."
On Tuesday, Malik will take his first unofficial visit. "I'm going to St. Joe's on Tuesday," Malik told Hawk Hill Hardwood. "It's my first college visit."
Alongside Derrick Jones, Traci Carter, Tim Delaney, Tyler Kohl, and Ernest Aflakpui, Malik Ellison and We R-1 have taken the 16u circuit by storm this spring. As more and more college coaches flock to watch the talented group of underclassmen this spring and summer, the whole team should see their stock rise. Malik Ellison is already seeing exactly that start to take place.
HawkHillHardwood.com Recommended Stories
Odell Beckham makes catch of the year
Former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham made what has to be the most incredible catch of the NFL season. Check out the highlight reel grab!Read More
College Week 13: 10 Saturday Takeaways
Breaking down all the battles that mattered this weekend.Read More
Defense Secretary Hagel Stepping Down
Breaking: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down amidst growing concerns over U.S. handling of global unrest.Read More
5 NHL Teams with Tailgating Crazy Fans
When it comes to tailgating, football might be the first sport that comes to mind, but don’t underestimate hockey. The NHL has some of the most passionate fans in all of sports, and they don’t let up…Read More
Apache Administers Death to Taliban (VIDEO)
The Apache helicopter is one of the most famed and efficient killing machines in the U.S Army. Get the skinny on this 'steel dragon' and watch what one does to a platoon of Taliban fighters in…Read More