Minnesota received an oral commitment from Alvin Ellis, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard out of Chicago De La Salle High School.

"Alvin really loved his visit, and he especially got along great with the guys on the team, guys like Austin Hollins," De La Salle coach Tom White said. "Those players remind him of the players we have here. The Gophers got themselves a really good all-around player. I can't wait to see him play in the Big Ten next year."

Ellis picked Minnesota over Kansas State, Butler and Northwestern.