GoMarquette.com's exclusive sitdown with men's basketball/track & field junior Wally Ellenson (Rice Lake, Wis.).
Second Round, Big East Tournament
2015-16 Season Notes: Saw first action in a Marquette uniform against IUPUI (Nov. 16), scoring two points and grabbing a pair of rebounds in 10 minutes of action ... Pulled down seven rebounds against Grambling State (Dec. 2) ... Posted six points and six rebounds in 18 minutes against Maine (Dec. 5) ... Notched nine bounds and a career-high eight rebounds against No. 6 Xavier (Jan. 16) ... Scored a career-best 11 points and grabbed three rebounds in 19 minutes against No. 1 Villanova (Feb. 27) on National Marquette Day.
2014-15 Season Notes: Redshirted in basketball due to NCAA transfer rules.
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: Born May 4, 1994 in Ashland, Wisconsin ... Son of John and Holly Ellenson ... Three siblings Ellwood, Henry (also a member of the team) and Ella ... Majoring in corporate communications.