Award winners, senior recognition highlight evening
BIG EAST Freshman of the Year one of five players selected
Forward first Marquette honoree since Dominic James in 2005-06
Ellenson first freshman on first team since 2002-03
15th double-double highlighted last week's efforts
Meet Marquette freshman men's basketball player Henry Ellenson (Rice Lake, Wis.) and learn more about his basketball family and his experience being one of the nation's top-rated high school recruits.
Second Round, Big East Tournament
Honors and Awards:
2015-16 Season Notes: Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team ... All-BIG EAST First Team ... BIG EAST All-Freshman Team ... BIG EAST Freshman of the Year ... A finalist for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award and the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year Award ... Named Marquette's Most Valuable Player ... Earned Marquette's Best Rebounding Average Award ... Received Iron Eagle Award ... Posted 21 points, 16 rebounds and three assists in collegiate debut against Belmont (Nov. 13) in 26 minutes of action ... Named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll for his performance in his NCAA debut ... Went 9-of-12 from the free throw line on his way to 18 points against IUPUI (Nov. 16) ... Named MVP of the Legends Classic after posting 16 points and 11 rebounds against LSU (Nov. 23) and 18 points and 11 rebounds against Arizona State (Nov. 24), while leading MU to the tournament title ... Honored as the BIG EAST Conference Freshman of the Week following his performance in the Legends Classic ... Scored 23 points to lead all players in Marquette's 104-67 win over Maine (Dec. 5) in just 21 minutes ... Posted 20 points, eight rebounds, and three dimes in MU's victory over San Jose State (Dec. 8) ... Netted 15 points and 11 rebounds in 37 minutes of action in a win at Wisconsin (Dec. 12) ... Dropped 19 points and 13 rebounds in a winning effort against Chicago (Dec. 21) ... Tallied 15 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and two steals against Presbyterian (Dec. 27) ... Scored 13 points, 10 boards, four blocks, including one as time expired in a win at No. 8 Providence (Jan. 5) ... Saw 37 minutes of action vs. Xavier, and notched 20 points and seven rebounds in a Marquette loss (Jan. 16) ... Helped lead MU to a win at St. John's by posting 16 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks (Jan. 24) ... Scored a career-high 32 points, which included a 14-of-16 clip from the line, and added 10 rebounds and six blocks in MU's win over Butler (Jan. 30) ... Netted 26 points and added 16 rebounds in a career-high 48 minutes in MU's double overtime win vs. Providence (Feb. 10) ... Scored 22 points with 10 rebounds in victory at Creighton (Feb. 24) ... Posted a game-high 29 points in the regular season finale at Butler (March 5).
USA Basketball: Claimed gold medal at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship ... Member of the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a 7-0 record and captured the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men in Dubai, United Arab Emirates ... Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013 ... Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Consensus nationally ranked recruit, rated as high as fifth by ESPN.com, seventh by FOXsports.com and 10th by CBSSports.com ... Selected to participate in McDonald's All-American Game (first Marquette selection since Kerry Trotter in 1982), Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoops Summit, but missed each event because of injury ... Co-Winner of Wisconsin's Mr. Basketball Award (Diamond Stone) under head coach Kevin Orr at Rice Lake High School ... Named Associated Press All-State First Team as a senior after leading Rice Lake to state championship game for second-straight year ... Concluded his career at the program's all-time leading scorer (2,275 points) and helped squad to 22-6 overall record ... Posted season averages of 27.4 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.8 assists per game ... Helped guide Rice Lake to the state tournament as a junior in 2013-14 ... Warriors (23-3) advanced to the championship game ... Consensus first team all-state honoree and claimed the league's most valuable player award for the second-straight year after averaging 27.2 points, 13.1 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 1.7 assists per game ... As a sophomore in 2012-13, contributed 21.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.5 assists per game, helping the Warriors to a 20-5 overall record and the conference and regional titles ... Named all-state by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (first team) and Associated Press (second team) ... Was also tabbed first team all-conference and was the league's player of the year ... In 2011-12, chipped in 12.0 points, 7.0 boards, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks per game en route to all-conference accolades ... Rice Lake finished 23-2 overall and claimed the Big Rivers Conference championship ... Competed on the AAU circuit for Wisconsin Playground Warriors ... Also team MVP for the school's track & field team, participating in the high jump, triple jump and discus.
Personal: Born January 13, 1997 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin ... Son of John and Holly Ellenson ... Brother, Wally, is also member of men's basketball and track & field teams at Marquette ... Also has brother (Ellwood) and sister (Ella) ... Father played two seasons (1986-88) of basketball at Marquette ... Undecided on a major.