Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
East English Village sophomore Gregory Elliott is hard-work personified and has been named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week.
“He has a 3.5 grade point average and he’s arguably the hardest-working guy on our team,’’ Bulldogs coach Juan Rickman said of his 6-2 guard, who’s averaging 16 points and seven rebounds this season.
“He’s very coachable and he’s the most improved player I have from last year. He’s like another coach on the floor. He played a lot as a freshman. The fact that he’s starting as a sophomore shows how much he means to our team.”
Elliott scored 19 and 20 points in back to back victories last weekend against nonleague opponent River Rouge and league foe Southeastern, helping the Bulldogs take a 9-2 overall record and 5-0 league record into its PSL showdown Friday against No. 1 state-ranked Western.
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week award is representative of the league’s top boys’ and girls’ athletes. The award is presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and is sponsored by Detroit-area McDonald’s owner-operators.