South Carolina Basketball: Gamecock commit hits two game-winners on Saturday

South Carolina basketball commitment Eli Ellis hit two game-winning shots at the Puma Pro16 Tournament on Saturday.
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South Carolina basketball fans have had to pay close attention to keep up with what has been going on with their Gamecocks in the world of recruiting this spring. Talented players have joined (Jamarii Thomas, Nick Pringle, and Jordan Butler) and left the team (Meechie Johnson, Josh Gray, and Ebrima Dibba) through the transfer portal, and 4-star players have gotten out of their signed NLIs to join the program (Cam Scott) and leave the program (Trent Noah).

Class of 2025 commitment Eli Ellis has not wavered from his pledge to the Gamecocks. The dynamic scoring guard has been in the spotlight (like always) as he continues to put the ball in the basket at a high level at every opportunity. The 4-star prospect has earned every bit of his ranking and continues to prove himself against high-level competition.

On Saturday, Ellis did something rather remarkable as he knocked down two game-winning shots during the Puma NXTPro16 League 17U Tournament in Memphis, Tennessee as part of the Puma Hoops Circuit.

Both game-winners came with the score tied. The score was tied 59-59 in the first and 68-68 in the second. Ellis hit a deep pull-up 3 for the bucket to win the first game and got into the lane for a tough fallaway pull-up for the win just four hours later.

You can watch the two clutch shots below:

Ellis' TBLA squad is 4-0 so far at the time of this writing, Games will continue into Sunday in Memphis.

South Carolina basketball fans cannot wait for Ellis to get to campus next year. His ridiculous scoring ability and high skill level as a shooter, ballhandler, and finisher makes his game highly entertaining to watch. By the time he joins the Gamecocks, USC will have lost guards Jacobi Wright and Jamarii Thomas to graduation, so early playing time could be available even during his freshman year.

You can watch some of his film here.

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