GoMarquette.com's exclusive sitdown with men's basketball/track & field junior Wally Ellenson (Rice Lake, Wis.).
Minnesota (2013-14): Came off the bench in nine outings for the Golden Gophers ... averaged 6.9 minutes per outing ... chipped in 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game ... finished second in the high jump at the NCAA Championships with a personal-best mark of 2.25 meters (7-04.50 ft.) ... named First Team All-America for the second-straight year.
Minnesota (2012-13): Appeared in nine games for the Gophers ... Finished with four points in six minutes against Northwestern ... Missed first 11 games with a broken hand.
High School: Three-time Wisconsin Division 2 All-State selection ... Three-time All-Big Rivers Conference First Team honoree ... Led his high school to a 24-2 record and a conference title his senior year ... Rice Lake High School's all-time leading scorer, compiling 1,356 points in three years ... Averaged 20.1 points and 8.9 boards as a senior ... Took third place in the 2012 American Family Insurance High School Dunk Championships ... Set state record high jump of seven feet, one inch in the 2012 regional meet.
Personal: Son of John and Holly Ellenson ... Three siblings Ellwood, Henry and Ella ... Majoring in exercise physiology.