Mar. 16. 2016
Henry Ellenson Named USBWA Freshman All-America
Freshman forward Henry Ellenson of the Marquette University men’s basketball program was one of five players named to the United States Basketball Writers Association Freshman All-America Team, the organization announced Wednesday afternoon.
The 6-11, 245-pounder was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year (unanimous selection) on March 9 and has claimed several regional and national accolades already in 2015-16.
Ellenson was named All-BIG EAST First Team on March 6 and also claimed a spot on the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team (unanimous selection). Ellenson was the first freshman on the first team since Carmelo Anthony of Syracuse in 2002-03 and his eight weekly league accolades in 2015-16 matched the third-best total (Troy Murphy, Notre Dame – 1998-99) in conference history.
Ellenson’s 2015-16 Honors
- BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
- All-BIG EAST First Team
- BIG EAST All-Freshman Team
- USBWA Freshman All-America Team
- Sporting News All-Freshman All-American
- USBWA All-District V Team
- Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team
- BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/15, 2/29, 3/6)
- BIG EAST Honor Roll (11/16, 12/28)
- Legends Classic MVP
- Karl Malone Award Finalist
- Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award Finalist
- Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (12/15, 1/26)
- Marquette's all-time freshman scoring and rebounding leader (freshman leader in eight categories)