Jayhawks adding walk-on shooting guard to 2018-19 roster
While the Kansas basketball program is still searching to fill its final scholarship in the 2018 recruiting class, the Jayhawks also are adding to their roster via a walk-on.
Elijah “EJ” Elliott, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard from outside of Dallas, who attended both Southlake Carroll and IMG Academy last season, has announced that he will walk-on at KU for the 2018-19 season.
Elliott revealed his plans on his Instagram account, saying, “I will be continuing my Basketball and Academic career at the University of Kansas. Rock Chalk!”
Elliott’s account, which already pegs him as a “Kansas Basketball Commit” features just three pictures. One of them is his message about walking on and another is a picture of him attacking the rim.
Elliott’s father played basketball at Texas-Arlington and Elliott himself received more than a little interest from several programs during the past few months, including Alabama, Arizona, Baylor, Nebraska, North Texas, TCU, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and more.
Elliott told Shay Wildeboor, of JayhawkSlant.com, that Wake Forest, UConn and UTA, along with Nebraska, were his top schools until he made his decision to join the Jayhawks.
Elliott, a shooting guard, is expected to arrive on campus on June 1, when the rest of the 2018-19 roster reports to campus to begin summer workouts.
Stay tuned to KUsports.com for more on Elliott’s addition to the Kansas basketball program.