2015 Recruiting Class Finishes Among Best In Nation
April 30, 2015
Headlined by McDonald's All-American Henry Ellenson, the 2015 Marquette University men's basketball recruiting class is regarded as one of the best in the nation, ranking as high as No. 5 in the 2015 FOX/Scout team recruiting rankings.
This recruiting class is also head coach Steve Wojciechowski and his staff's first at MU and is ranked No. 10 in the country by ESPN, No. 11 by CBS and No. 12 by Rivals.
A consensus top-five power forward, Ellenson will join his older brother, Wally, at Marquette in the fall. The 6-foot-10, 230-pound prospect is ranked No. 2 at his position by both ESPN and Scout and No. 4 by CBS. Additionally, ESPN has Ellenson tabbed as the No. 5 overall player in the class of 2015, while FOX has him No. 7, CBS ranks him No. 11 and Rivals places him at No. 11. A Rice Lake, Wisconsin, native, Ellenson also helped the USA U17 World Championship Team to a gold member in 2014, as the squad posted a 7-0 record in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Haanif Cheatham, a 6-foot-5, 175-pound shooting guard from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, also inked with the Golden Eagles on National Signing Day back in November. Cheatham is currently ranked 23rd, 25th and 27th among all two-guards by CBS, ESPN and FOX, respectively. He is also a consensus top-100 prospect, as CBS ranks him at No. 73, Rivals at No. 76, ESPN at No. 83 and FOX at No. 85.
Filling out Marquette's five-man recruiting class are Traci Carter, Matt Heldt and Sacar Anim. At 6-foot-5, Anim comes in as the 36th ranked shooting guard by both ESPN and CBS. Heldt and Carter both earned spots on national top-100 lists, as Heldt, a 6-foot-10 center, is ranked No. 60 overall by FOX and Carter, a 6-foot point guard is ranked No. 90 overall by Rivals.
"We are really excited about what we have been able to accomplish in the last 12 months while recruiting for Marquette," Wojciechowski said. "The five young men who we signed represent the best and brightest from around the country, both on and off the court. We believe they will be the foundation of our program here at Marquette."
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