Minnesota signs two former teammates
NOV 14, 2012 5:31p ET
Alvin Ellis, a 6-foot-4 guard, and 6-foot-8 forward Alex Foster both signed Letters of Intent to play for the Gophers and coach Tubby Smith. Foster previously played with Ellis at De La Salle Institute in Chicago but is playing at Seton Academy for his senior season. The two will be reunited next year at Williams Arena.
Ellis finished his junior season with averages of 17.0 points, 4.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 steals a game. He chose Minnesota over Kansas State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Tennessee and Wichita State.
"Alvin Ellis is a combo guard who can play multiple positions on the perimeter, so we like that versatility in him," Smith said in a statement. "Offensively he is skilled and can really shoot the ball but he also has the ability to defend multiple positions."
"Alex Foster is a young man that can play both forward positions," said Smith. "He is a lefty that has an all-around game - the ability to put the ball on the floor at his size, shoot with range and has a very good basketball I.Q."
Scout.com has both Ellis and Foster ranked as three-star recruits and ranked the Gophers' recruiting class as No. 10 out of 12 Big Ten teams. Indiana had the top-ranked recruiting class in the conference, followed by Michigan and Illinois. Scout.com ranked Indiana's 2013 class No. 3 in the nation.
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