High-Flying Mason Ellison Continues To Ascend On The MHC

Simply put, it’s been a breakout year for Loyola Blakefield guard Mason Ellison. Playing up with Mid-Atlantic Select 17s on the Marquee Hoops Circuit last summer helped him get seen by college coaches and ultimately offered by a handful of schools after the July live periods. That momentum carried over into the fall and high school season, with a number of mid-major and power five programs recruiting him. After two stops on the MADE Hoops this Spring, it appears things are still heading in the right direction for the 6-foot-4 athletic combo guard. After a strong showing at Spring Clash over the weekend, Ellison and Mid-Atlantic Select look ready for the May live period. 

“As a team, we want to win games first and foremost, but also we want to  show college coaches who we are.  individually, I just want to keep showing colleges what I can do both on and off the ball and what I can do defensively,” said Ellison. 

On the recruitment front, a number of programs have been reaching out as of late, with no real leader emerging for his services at this point. Before Spring Clash he took an unofficial visit to Boston, and is currently on a visit to Towson today and tomorrow.

“All of the schools who have been recruiting me have been really consistent. From Xavier, Marquette, and Texas, to Loyola, Mount St. Mary’s, and Lehigh, everyone has been great. I’m just seeing where the process goes from here but I’d like to make a decision either right before, or very early into the high school season,” he said. 

As far as what he’s looking for in a college program, Ellison had this to say: 

“I want to go to a team that’s going to run and gun, get out in transition, but also be able to run sets, I feel like I’m versatile and can do both, I like to come off of down screens and things like that. Ultimately I want to go to a place that I can play or get good quality practice reps in year one. A place where the coaching staff helps me develop and makes me work for the minutes that I earn, and hopefully somewhere that can get me to the next level,” 

Mid-Atlantic Select finished an impressive 3-1 in New England despite being short-handed, and will be at full strength for DMV Live next weekend. Both Ellison and MAS figure to be one of big draws for both coaches, fans, and media alike at The St. James. Be sure to keep an eye out for the highly flying guard both this Spring and Summer.

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