Henry Ellenson, a 6’10” Power Forward, is being called the best player ever to come out of Wisconsin. Born just over eighteen years ago on January 13, 1997, this dynamic young player was recruited by the University of Kentucky and Michigan State University as well as Marquette University.
Ellenson chose the smaller school, Marquette University, because his brother, Wally Ellenson had accepted a scholarship from first year Head Coach Steve Wujciechowski to leave the University of Minnesota and come back home to Wisconsin to play for the Golden Eagles.
The chance to join forces with his brother was too hard to pass up for Henry Ellenson. His decision to play for Marquette is considered a Big Win for the new Head Coach. The truth is that Henry Ellenson has a skill set that will help his new team win lots of games.
At age 18, Henry Ellenson packs two hundred thirty pounds into a solid frame and is, in fact, still growing and getting stronger. As a star performer at Rice Lake High School in Wisconsin, the young superstar-to-be averaged nearly twenty-two points per game, a whopping 11.8 rebounds per game and somewhat surprisingly, 3.5 assists per game.
Those numbers brought attention to this young player from college scouts and resulted in the interest he received from the major schools noted above.
As the 2015-2016 Season draws close, Henry Ellenson, who has been named a McDonald’s All-American, is prepared to embark on a college career that many scouts and pundits believe will lead to a productive career in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In truth, he is already expected to be a high draft selection when he becomes eligible to play professionally.
Meanwhile, this “Top Ten” recruit is ready to join his brother on the hardwood where they can work in tandem to elevate the Marquette University basketball program. The goal is, of course, getting an invitation to the “March Madness” tournament.
When one considers that the Golden Eagles have also recruited shooting guard Haajif Cheatham, point guard Nick Noskowiack and center Matt Heildt, it seems obvious that the 2015 recruiting class will add enough skilled and motivated players to turn the Golden Eagles into a formidable opponent against every team on their schedule. There is little doubt that the Marquette University will prosper in the 2015-2016 Season and win enough games to “get to the tournament.”
For his part, Power Forward Henry Ellenson will almost certainly play a major role in his team’s resurgence. Although he stands 6’10” tall, he handles the basketball like a point guard, shoots 3-pointers with incredible accuracy and defends against opposing player with tenacity and grit.
The future appears to be bright for the Golden Eagles of Marquette University and for the team’s new Power Forward, Henry Ellenson.
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