Ellis

Posted On: 02/17/21 1:00 PM

 

Ellis

The favorite: Assumption scuffled a bit in the middle of the year, but the Knights got star wing Emarion EllisEmarionEllis6'4" | SFAssumption | 2021State#141NationIA (17.1, 6.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists) back from injury last night, and that makes them the favorite in this substate. Ellis, a Texas signee, missed a month-and-a-half of action with a hand injury, but returned last night against Bettendorf and had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in a blowout win over Bettendorf. With Ellis in the lineup, the Knights posted wins over Pleasant Valley, North Scott, Hempstead and Davenport North, and with the talent, size and athleticism that he brings to the floor, this is an entirely different team than the one that dropped four straight in late January/early February. Junior wing Noah MackNoahMack6'0" | SGAssumption | 2022StateIA (13.1) stepped up in Ellis’ absence, and he gives the Knights some high-level perimeter shooting, and senior guard Dayne HodgeDayneHodge5'11" | PGAssumption | 2021StateIA (10.2) gives them a veteran, physical presence in the backcourt. Assumption’s role players gained valuable experience with Ellis sidelined, and now he’s back and they’re

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