Henry Ellenson Claims League Honor For Sixth Time
Feb. 15, 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 sixth time this season, the conference office announced Monday morning.
Ellenson averaged 21.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game in a pair of outings last week and combined to shoot 48.6 percent (17-of-35) from the field against No. 20/17 Providence and Creighton. His week was highlighted by a double-double (26 points and 16 rebounds) in the overtime win against Providence on Jan. 10.
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 (16.6 ppg., fourth in BIG EAST). His 15 double-doubles are the 11th 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 also claimed the accolade six times in 2005-06, the fourth-highest total in league history.
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