Henry Ellenson Claims League Honor For Fifth Time
Feb. 1, 2016
BIG EAST Conference Freshman of the Year and All-America candidate Henry Ellenson has been named the league’s newcomer of the week for the fifth time this season, the conference office announced Monday morning.
Ellenson collected a pair of double-doubles in wins over Stetson and Butler, averaging 22.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per contest in those outings. He knocked down all of his 3-point attempts and combined to shoot 81.8 percent from the charity stripe.
Ellenson’s week was highlighted by a career-high 32-point effort against the Bulldogs, a game in which he also contributed 10 rebounds and six blocked shots in 34 minutes of action.
Ellenson’s 32 points marked a single-game high (second-best among all players) by any freshman in the BIG EAST Conference this season and are the most by a Marquette freshman since Dwyane Wade scored 35 points at DePaul in 2001-02.
The Rice Lake, Wisconsin, native is one of the top performing freshmen in the nation. He is ranked third in rebounding (10.0 rpg., first in BIG EAST and 24th in nation) nationally among first-year players and 15th in scoring (16.3 ppg., fourth in BIG EAST). His 13 double-doubles are the ninth most in college basketball (most in BIG EAST) and is the second-highest total by a freshman.
Ellenson is currently ranked among the league leaders in six different categories (scoring, rebounding, blocked shots, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds and minutes per game).
Former Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony (2002-03) holds the single-season record with 10 weekly honors. Marquette’s Dominic James claimed the accolade six times in 2005-06, the fourth-highest total in league history.
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