Ellis, a 6'4, 185-pound shooting guard/small forward from Chicago, Ill., turned down offers from Kansas State, Northwestern and Wichita State to commit to the Gophers. Ellis is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
It didn't take long for Ellis to make a decision, as it came shortly after he made a visit to the University of Minnesota campus over the weekend. Fellow recruits Alex Foster and Tory Miller were part of the visit, as well, but neither player has made a decision as of yet.
Michigan State remains the only Big Ten school without a commitment from a 2013-14 recruit.