LeRon Ellis, a 6-foot 10-inch senior center from Santa Ana Mater Dei High School, announced Monday that he will attend the University of Kentucky.
Ellis narrowed his choices to St. John's, Georgetown, Syracuse, USC and Kentucky before choosing the Wildcats. He made a recruiting trip to Lexington over the weekend and informed the Wildcat coaching staff of his decision Sunday night. The first day a prep player can sign a national letter of intent is Nov. 12.
"I'm a spur of the moment type of person, and I'm usually not wrong when I make a decision," Ellis said. "I knew it was Kentucky from the home visits, but then I thought I better go ahead and make the trips.
"Once I saw the school, I decided I didn't want to waste everybody's time and my own time. Kentucky was just the type of place I wanted to go to."