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St. John's extends offer to Malik Ellison, 2015 wing

Malik Ellison is a guard who plays at Life Center Academy. And yes, he's the son of Pervis Ellison.

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Chris Mullin and his staff have not missed a beat since missing out on Brandon Sampson.

On Tuesday, St. John's received a commitment from guard Ron Mvouika [breakdown of Mvouika], a transfer from Missouri State.

However, Mvouika only has one year of eligibility left. In an effort to prepare for the future, St. John's has extended an offer to guard/ wing Malik Ellison.

Ellison is a 6'6 wing from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. If you recognize his last name, it is because Malik Ellison is the son of Pervis Ellison, a former NBA standout. Malik Ellison, who is rated as a 3 star prospect, plays at Life Center Academy where his father is the head coach.

The guard's biggest strengths are his shooting, driving ability, and decision making. Ellison still needs to improve on the defensive side of the floor and at 175 pounds still needs to bulk up.

Many high major schools have already shown interest in Ellison. Maryland, Rutgers, California, Minnesota, South Carolina, Temple and Wake Forest have all extended offers to the talented wing.

St. John's met with the guard today; however, there is no word on when he will make decision.

While St. John's is late to the party, they still have a lot to offer Ellison. In a recent interview with, Ellison said that playing time would be the biggest factor in his decision.

Not only can St. John's offer Ellison early playing time, but they can also offer him the opportunity to play close to home. At this late stage of the 2015 recruiting process, Ellison would be considered a very good pickup for Mullin and his newly appointed staff.