Henry Ellenson Named to Parade All-America Team
May 29, 2015
The Rice Lake, Wisconsin native highlights the program's nationally ranked recruiting class and will arrive on campus this summer. Ellenson has collected a number of national accolades during his prolific career, including his selection as a McDonald's All-American and as the co-winner of the Mr. Basketball Award in Wisconsin.
Ellenson has also represented the United States at the international level with USA Basketball and earned a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship.
The Parade All-American Basketball Team is the longest ongoing selection of high school basketball All-Americans in the country. It is part of the Parade All-America franchise that originated nearly 60 years ago with boys basketball in 1957, before branching out to include other high school sports. Previous boys honorees include hundreds of NBA stars, among them Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Lebron James.
Ellenson is the first Marquette recruit to be honored since Jerel McNeal (Hillcrest HS) in 2005. McNeal concluded his career at the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,985 points and was an All-BIG EAST selection each of his four years. He is currently playing for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA.
Current Golden Eagle player Luke Fischer was also tabbed to the team in 2013 after committing to Indiana out of Germantown High School. Fischer transferred to Marquette in the winter of that same year and became eligible at MU in December of 2014.
Marquette's 2015 recruiting class, the first under head coach Steve Wojciechowski and his staff, has been recognized as one of the top groups by several national media outlets.
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