NOB Recruiting Journal: Perry Ellis (June 30th)

[FONT=Arial] Welcome to Perry’s eighth edition of his Nation of Blue Recruiting Journal!

In this edition, Perry discusses his recent talks with coaches, his busy summer schedule, and even a part-time job he is holding down![/FONT] [FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Arial]Enjoy![/FONT][/FONT] [HR][/HR][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Arial]Hello, again just thought I would give you all an update on how my June is going. I have received calls from 7 head coaches this month. I got a chance to talk to John Calipari, Coach K, Frank Martin, Lonnie Kruger, Bill Self, Josh Pastner and Gregg Marshall. It was great to get to talk to each one of them this month.[/FONT][/FONT] [FONT=Tahoma] [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Arial]Well, Duke is new to my list. I had cut my list down to 6 back in December. I had already built a relationship with Jeff Capel when he was at Oklahoma, so now that he is at Duke he asked me if I would consider Duke. I talked to Coach K twice, once in May and once in June. I received an offer from Duke last week. It is quite an honor to have Duke recruiting me also. I feel that I have a great list of schools and coaches to seriously consider.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Arial]I had the opportunity to attend Adidas Nation training camps in Las Vegas and Houston. It was a great experience. There were all great players there and we had great workouts.[/FONT][FONT=Arial] I had planned to attend the NBA Top 100 camp and the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in June but decided I needed to rest my knees. I have tendonitis in my knees and it had flared up. I knew that July was going to be very busy so I thought it was best for my knees to take a couple of weeks off. They are feeling better right now. I will be playing in Indianapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee and Las Vegas in July. It is a very busy month for me.[/FONT][/FONT] [FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Arial]Well I decided to get a part time job this summer. I work at a local landscaping, nursery and Garden Center. It is hard work and mostly outside in the hot sun. But it is good physical work for me and it is sure nice to earn a paycheck.[/FONT][/FONT] [FONT=Tahoma] [/FONT] [FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Arial]Besides working my job I have also enjoyed going swimming, playing x-box 360 live, watching movies, listening to music and just hanging out with my friends. I really enjoyed having my sister home from Memphis too for a couple of weeks this month. She likes to bake and cook and my brothers and I love trying her new recipes. We are going to miss having her around.[/FONT][/FONT] [FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Arial]Well that is all I got for now. I have to get ready to go to work. Hope to see you all at one of my events this summer![/FONT][/FONT] [HR][/HR][SIZE=2]Thanks Perry! [/SIZE][SIZE=2]Have something you would like to ask Perry?[/SIZE] [SIZE=2]Leave a comment below and it may get answered in the future![/SIZE]

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